Donald Trump said some "really bad people" are using others' children to pose as their own while attempting to enter the country.
Trump said the soaring number of illegal border crossings is "a awful situation" and argued that family separations likely would help scare away some undocumented migrants from trying to enter the United States. People have to come into our country legally, not illegally.
Members of Congress of both parties criticised the policy, and the plight of the children - held in detention centres run by government contractors for weeks or months apart from their parents or guardians - caused broad outrage among the American public.
Trump issued an order in July to end the practice.
Trump attributed the rise in illegal border crossings to the robust economy.
Following reports that Trump might again authorize family separations, Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and Representative Jerrold Nadler on Friday called on the administration to "provide a full accounting of their previous failed efforts".
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I want to continue at Arsenal, I want to return quickly. " I haven't resumed training, but I want to fight ", he said. He earned the last of his 51 caps in a 3-1 victory over Russian Federation in March.
"We need people coming in, but we want them to come in on merit".
Stephanopoulos asked Flake about Trump's talking about bringing back family separations in some form just as a new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Democrats have a huge edge on immigration over Republicans. "We have companies like Foxconn going to Wisconsin with a massive, massive plant", he said. I want a lot of people to come in.
A new policy could establish illegal immigration as a major theme in mid-term congressional elections on November 6, when Democrats are seen as having a good chance of regaining control of the House of Representatives.
Trump introduced both US Senators from Kentucky at the rally: Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Rand Paul. "You have to do the right thing whether there's an election or not", he said.
With a continued majority in the Senate, Republicans can continue to confirm Republican-nominated judges at a record pace, and change the United States court system "forever", McConnell said.