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>> The US military may soon house up to 20,000 immigrant children as President Donald Trump reverses course on his widely condemned separation policy. Officials say they've been asked to look at military bases to see if they could host the children separated from their parents. That's according to the Pentagon on Thursday, it said that no decision has been made yet and it's unclear how many children who are already detained might be sent to the bases.
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Earlier in the day, Trump announced he was ordering agencies to reunite separated families. But administration officials were unable to clarify when the separations would end or how families would be reunited. Reuters' Reade Levinson has the story.>> It's still a bit of a scramble for parents to be reconnected with their children they've been separated from.
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I mean, on the one hand you have border processing facilities, you have ORR shelters across the country. You have parents who've been deported to countries like Guatemala and Honduras that are scrambling to be in touch with organizations on the ground, they're reaching out to the consulates. There's still no central system for connecting all these pieces of the puzzle and reuniting parents with children.
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>> There's also confusion on where the kids are having been shipped and flown all over the country. The New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Wednesday was incredulous to find they were right at his doorstep. He and a bipartisan group of mayors visited the border Thursday to urge a way out of this crisis.
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>> Nothing we are doing today makes our country any safer, and instead, it degrades the moral conscience of our country.>> Meanwhile, Melania Trump visited a Texas Border Patrol facility in a damage control mission.>> I'm here to learn about your facility and I also like to ask you how I can help.
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>> But a wardrobe choice only added to the bad optics. As she boarded the plane to Texas, she was photographed with a jacket from Zara that reads, I really don't care, do you? Trump later responded on Twitter saying the message refers to the fake news media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares.