Theresa May condemns migrant children treatment in the US

Lester Mason
June 20, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned President TrumpDonald John TrumpConservatives express concern over House GOP immigration bill Poll: McSally holds 14-point lead in Arizona GOP Senate primary Trump defends Nielsen amid criticism over family separations MORE's policy of separating migrant families at the USA border, calling it "wrong".

The U.S. has faced widespread condemnation of its family separation policy on the border with Mexico, after images emerged showing children in sleeping in cages, some showing signs of fear and anxiety. Mrs May said President Trump's approach to child migrants was "wrong" and "not something we agree with".

"On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing", she said.

But she said Mr Trump's visit next month should go ahead to ensure "shared interests" could be discussed.

Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said of the cages: "What I would point you to is the UK's own immigration policy.

This is not something we agree with, this is not the UK's approach".

She confirmed that Donald Trump would still be welcomed to the United Kingdom as part of a planned visit later this year, and said she would raise her objections with the US President among a "range of issues".

Mr Trump is facing pressure from both sides of the political divide in Washington to end a "zero-tolerance" approach to illegal border crossings which requires adult migrants to be held in custody for prosecution, separated from their children.

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