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    White House Defiant Amid Crisis Over Separating Migrant Families

    “They could be murderers and thieves and so much else.” So said President Donald Trump of undocumented immigrants, as he — along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — defended his new policy of separating families at the border. More than 2,300 children have been detained in just six weeks. Nielsen claimed to be unaware of photos of caged children and newly released audio of border guards mocking kids crying for their parents. Trump’s expected to address House Republicans today ahead of votes on two immigration bills.

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