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White House defends immigration policy on separating children amid backlash

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said the administration was only strictly enforcing the law

Reuters  |  Washington 

The Trump administration defended its hardline immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday as furor grew over the separation of immigrant parents and children, including video of youngsters sitting in concrete-floored cages. Democrats blasted such treatment as "barbaric," while a few of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans also voiced concern as the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives moved toward voting later this week on two pieces of immigration-related legislation. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a ...

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First Published: Tue, June 19 2018. 14:05 IST