Confusion swirls on border after Trump U-turn on migrant families

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"We came to Tornillo, Texas, to show our solidarity with the families who have been separated, the children who are alone and the parents who are grieving and the undocumented Americans who are losing more than I can fathom", Dunham wrote.

The administration has released a preliminary plan to reunite those children with their parents, but the details remain unresolved. A White House official followed up Wednesday, saying Mrs. Trump had been making her opinion known to the president that he needed to act to keep migrant families together.

As a result, numerous more than 2,300 children separated from parents at the border are now being held in shelters in separate states from their parents, further complicating the government's ability to track children and parents, and reuniting them, advocates say.

President Barack Obama did not oversee the separation of 90,000 migrant children and their parents at the USA border, contrary to a misleading online report and claims circulating on social media. "Generally only if the familial relationship can not be confirmed, we believe the adult is a threat to the safety of the child, or the adult is a criminal alien", according to the release.

Trump rescinded his decision to separate children from families, while they wait to be prosecuted, amid extreme bipartisan rebuke.

Prior to making this announcement, the current administration had no formal protocol to guarantee that separated migrant families were deported back to their home country together. In 2014, the Obama administration set up temporary emergency housing at three military bases during a wave of unaccompanied children - most from Central America - arriving at the U.S. -Mexico border. White did not give further details and it was not clear how numerous children who could be sent to the bases are already being detained at other facilities.

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Minors in HHS-funded facilities are allow to call family members and/or sponsors living in the United States and overseas.

But it's unclear whether detained parents have access to computers to send an email, or how their phone systems work to call out. "They're not going to be able to talk to their children and actually they're not going to be able to talk to anyone to give them any information".

"I'd also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible", she said. Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont said Friday that Trump's assertion was "bizarre" and that the border patrol processing center he visited in Texas in recent days was "nothing short of a prison".

More than 2,300 children were taken from their families at the border in recent weeks. Justice Department officials asked a federal judge to amend a class-action settlement that governs how children are treated in immigration custody.

Another inconsistency is that Wildes in August 2016 told Univision that Melania Trump got her green card "based on marriage" in 2001, but there was no indication that she'd been in a marriage before tying the knot with Donald Trump in 2005.

"Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem".