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Immigration / Separated Families #1126288

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 19, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) The crisis at the border with the separation of immigrant families introduced.

(Tornillo, Texas: Gio Benitez) The separation crisis featured; scenes shown of the Texas tent city where migrant children are staying. [On Fox, host Laura INGRAHAM - says the kids are housed in summer camps.] Audio of children crying played. [In shadow, Michigan foster MOTHER - talks about the boy & his father.] The story of the traumatized boy discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Cecilia Vega) President Trump's defense of his own zero tolerance policy examined; details given about various administration explanations. [TRUMP - says the immigration system is broken; states those violating the law endanger their children.] Trump tweet blaming Democrats quoted. [Representative Elijah CUMMINGS - calls them child internment camps.] [Senator Bob MENENDEZ - plays tapes of those crying.] The reaction of Republicans noted. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - backs a plan to keep families together.] [Yesterday, Homeland Seurity Secretary Kirstjen NIELSEN - defends policy.] [On Fox, Attorney General Jeff SESSIONS - calls it a deterrence.] The prospects for Congressional legislation discussed.

Muir, David;
Benitez, Gio;
Vega, Cecilia

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