In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

President Donald Trump pressured Democrats over immigration reform Sunday night, focusing on potential political consequences of not passing a bill.

The Democrats should get together with their Republican counterparts and work something out on Border Security & Safety. Don’t wait until after the election because you are going to lose!...

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
June 18, 2018[1] First lady Melania Trump denounced[2] the immigration policy that was touted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “biblical” on Sunday. A spokesperson for Mrs. Trump said she “believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” Former first lady Laura Bush also spoke out against the separation in an op-ed for The Washington Post. She compared this immigration policy to Japanese internment during WWII, calling it “cruel” and “immoral.” The House is expected to vote this week on two immigration reform bills. The Washington Times Comment Policy The Washington Times welcomes your comments on, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy[3] before commenting.References^ June 18, 2018 (^ denounced (^ Comment Policy (

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