"They have extensive medical, dental and mental health opportunities". "There's basketball courts, there's exercise classes, there's soccer fields that we put in there".
Such statements drew the ire of lawmakers like Sen.
"Who is responsible for zero tolerance or family separation?" "We'd get blamed", Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the committee chairman.
Analysts said Republicans are moving quickly to resolve the funding issue out of political necessity, and the desire to keep voters focused on other issues - such as confirming Trump's nominee to the supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh.
"The family separation policy is more than a bureaucratic lapse in justice", he said.
Trump's tweet Sunday came several days after the government said more than 1,800 children separated at the U.S. -Mexico border have been reunited with parents and sponsors after a federal judge ordered the reunions.
"There is no question that separation of children from parents entails significant potential for traumatic psychological injury to the child", White said. But Trump's so-called "zero tolerance" policy imposed criminal charges against most parents, prompting government officials to transfer them to adult prisons.
Jonathan White of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said in a filing on Thursday that the government would need to conduct a manual review to identify all separated children in each of the plaintiff states.
A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators Tuesday that his agency had warned the Trump administration that separating families would be unsafe for children. But he said he was assured the government was not planning to implement the practice.
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But lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were sharply critical of the family separations and pressed officials to explain what went wrong.
"We raised a number of concerns in the ORR programme about any policy which would result in family separation due to concerns we had about the best interest of the child", White told a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that is looking into how the policy evolved.
The Vela news release said that as the facts have proved this claim to be false, "it is has become clear that the real threat to these children is posed by the Trump Administration itself". She drew no affirmative responses.
Acting Chief Carla L. Provost of the U.S. Border Patrol says, "We do not leave our humanity behind when we report for duty".
Trump began his policy of "zero tolerance" this spring, prosecuting all migrants caught entering the US without authorization. The agreement requires the government to place children in the "least restrictive" setting appropriate to their age and any special needs.
Some Republican members of the panel seemed sympathetic to the argument.
Officials from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and other agencies planned to testify. They also want the investigators to study "the adequacy of policies and procedures" used by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a branch of Homeland Security, and by Health and Human Services to prevent abuse. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen.
A top Democratic senator says Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen should resign. Dianne Feinstein, D-California. "We have a constitutional and moral obligation to intervene". Employees who are furloughed during the shutdown also have a degree of uncertainty around whether they'll receive back pay after the shutdown ends. Government officials defended this practice, saying they provided the drugs only on "an emergency basis" when a child's "extreme psychiatric symptoms" became unsafe. Some migrants separated from their children have said they did not understand what they were signing.
Lawyers for the facility have denied the alleged abuse. In total, during a partial shutdown about 54,000 of CBP's 59,000 employees, or 91 percent, would continue to report to work, according to DHS guidelines issued in March. "All of the widely distributed allegations about Shiloh were found to be without merit", the center wrote.