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Immigration / Separated Families / Trump #1126314

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 20, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Cecilia Vega) The executive order from President Trump ending the separation of illegal immigrant children & parents examined; scenes shown of Trump signing the order, protesters shouting at Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a restaurant, images of the children in cages. [TRUMP - says we will keep the families together.] Senator Orrin Hatch tweet on "tender age shelters" for younger children quoted. [June 18, NIELSEN - calls the question about deterrence offensive.] [On Fox, June 18, Attorney General Jeff SESSIONS - calls it a deterrence.] The calls from daughter Ivanka Trump & wife First Lady Melania Trump for an end to the policy noted. [TRUMP - cites the dilemma of being weal or strong & compassion.] The issue now of how long families can be detained discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(Guatemala City, Guatemala: Alex Perez) The journey home to Guatemala for 10-year-old Samuel to reunite with his family after living with a foster family in Michigan featured; scenes shown from the foster home & airport & the dazed reunion in Guatemala. [In shadow, foster PARENT - tells the story of the boy.] The questions about separated families & detained parents outlined on screen. The continued support from the boy's foster family discussed.

(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(El Paso: Gio Benitez) The story of the little girl, Aliison Madrid, whose voice is heard on the ProPublica crying tape, presented; photos shown & audiotape played; details given about the "tender age shelters" where the youngest children are kept. [WOMAN - recounts the children's prayers.] [In Minnesota, MAN - says the children are taken care of.] The position of Trump supporters & the process of dealing with 2300 children discussed.

Muir, David;
Vega, Cecilia;
Perez, Alex;
Benitez, Gio

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