(AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Trump administration has set up at least three shelters where to hold young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Doctors and lawyers have visited the shelters in South Texas. They say the facilities are safe but that the children are hysterical, crying and acting out. They have no idea where their parents are. Many of the children are under age 5, some are younger.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for an end to the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families, calling the practice "immoral." In remarks on the Senate floor Wednesday, Gillibrand cited an Associated Press story detailing the detention of young migrant children in "tender age" shelters. She says, "We are living through a moment in history when we are literally sending babies and toddlers into detention camps." The Democrat entered the story into the congressional record.
DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on their flights. The CEOs of both airlines said that the administration's recent immigration policy of separating migrant families conflicts with their values. Airlines have travel contracts with the federal government, but American says the government doesn't provide information about the passengers or their reason for travel.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is asking Texas' congressional delegation to find bipartisan solutions to immigrant children being separated from parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border, saying "this disgraceful condition must end." In a letter to the state's 36 House members and two senators on Wednesday, Abbott said "it can only end with action by Congress to reform the broken immigration system." He added that a solution will only clear the Senate with Republican and Democratic support.
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