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>> We want a system, where when people come in illegally, they have to go out.>> President Trump, on Monday, reiterated his frustration with laws granting due process to illegal immigrants. And denied a report from the New York Times that said he privately regrets signing an executive order to stop his administration's two month old policy of separating migrant families.
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>> I wanted to sign that. In fact, I was saying yesterday before I read this phony story in the New York Times said that I was very, very happy that I signed that.>> Despite that order, government officials report that 2,053 children remain separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border.
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Reuters correspondent Julio Chavez got a look inside a detention center in Tornillo, Texas that houses children.>> There are 326 children being held here right now, 14 of them are girls, all the rest are boys, all of them between the ages of 13 and 17 years old. And we're told that the main things they wanna do is play soccer, watch the World Cup, but they do have a regimented schedule.
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The main concern Health and Human Services has told us that they have right now is making sure that these 326 children being held here right now are reunited with their loved ones.>> Democrats have accused Trump of wanting to circumvent the US Constitution's guarantee of due process for those accused of crimes.
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But the White House on Monday defended its position of sending home illegal immigrants with no judge or court case.>> Just because you don't see a judge doesn't mean you aren't receiving due process. Also, the President would like to see us stop people from illegally entering the country at all.
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We'd like to have secure borders. The Democrats are the ones that want open borders.>> US Attorney General Jeff Sessions reaffirmed the administration's commitment to zero tolerance Monday.>> If we refuse to prosecute these adults for illegal entry, as many of our critics want us to do, that would be a disservice, I think, to the people of this country.
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>> But the top US Border Official Kevin McAleenan added to confusion about the hard line policy. Telling reporters in Texas on Monday that parents who bring their children across the border illegally are now not being prosecuted, bypassing the zero tolerance policy.