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    Report: Trump Using Family Separations to Sway Democrats

    Vote “yea” or children will suffer. That’s the sentiment a Washington Post report says is behind U.S. authorities’ separating families of suspected illegal immigrants. President Donald Trump has blamed Democrats — Congress’ minority party — tweeting Saturday that they “can fix their forced family breakup,” which wrested some 2,000 children from parents during six weeks this spring, by cooperating with Republicans planning to vote next week on immigration reform. But family separation, which has inspired comparisons to Nazi deportation procedures, has even been denounced by ardently Trump-supporting evangelical Christian leaders.

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