"Put pressure on the Democrats to end the horrible law that separates children from there [sic] parents once they cross the Border into the U.S.," President Trump tweeted Saturday morning. "Catch and Release, Lottery and Chain must also go with it and we MUST continue building the WALL! DEMOCRATS ARE PROTECTING MS-13 THUGS." The president's critique of the practice of breaking up migrant families at the border is a complete reversal of his administration's previous stance. "If you are smuggling a child then we will prosecute you, and that child will be separated from you as required by law," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this month. "If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border." Trump's about-face may have been prompted by the outrage the practice has generated in recent days.

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