ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 18, 2018
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(Brownsville, Texas: Marcus Moore) The battle over illegal immigration with children separated from their families featured; scenes shown of the immigration processing center in McAllen, Texas, where immigrants are kept in cages with audio of crying children played. [Representative Joaquin CAStRO - reacts to the kids experiencing trauma.] [Homeland Seurity Secretary Kirstjen NIELSEN - defends prosecution of illegal immigrants; states we provide care.] [Former ArIzona shelter WORKER - says the people are dealing with traumatized kids.] The view of American Academy of Pediatrics Dr. Colleen Pratt, who called the shelter child abuse, discussed.
(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.
(White House: Cecilia Vega) President Trump's defense of the zero tolerance policy on immigration with opposition from all four living first ladies featured; Trump tweet quoted. [TRUMP - says the US will not be a migrant camp; states this can be taken care of.] First ladies Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, Rosalynn Carter, Hillary Clinton & First Lady Melania Trump quoted. [CLINTON - opposes separating families & criticizes Attorney General Jeff Sessions' use of the Bible.] [NIELSEN - defends the detention centers.] The unlikelihood of a breakthrough on the immigration issue discussed.