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Congresswoman Yvette Clarke joins outrage against Trump's immigration policy

Jamaican-American Congresswoman Yvette Clarke has joined intensified outrage in the United States in response to the Trump administration's decision to separate migrant children from their parents at the US border.  
 
In an interview with the Caribbean Media Corporation, Congresswoman Clarke said there is no lower act than ripping children from their parents. 
 
She added that, as the daughter of Jamaican immigrants, she takes the assault on immigrants personally.
 
The Congresswoman has vowed to continue to fight ferociously against such injustice.
 
US President Donald Trump has stood by his administration's immigration crackdown, saying he will not allow the United States to become a migrant camp.
 
Photos over the weekend showed undocumented children being held in fenced enclosures at a Texas facility.
 
Mr. Trump has adopted a highly criticised zero-tolerance approach, which has split families crossing the Mexican border.
 
That position has been condemned by many, including former First Lady Laura Bush - wife of Republican former president George Bush - who wrote about it in the Washington Post newspaper. She said Mr. Trump's zero-tolerance policy is cruel, immoral and heart breaking, as she cited stories of children held in detention centres.
 
Trump attacks Germany
 
Meanwhile, Mr. Trump has attacked the German government's approach to immigration, as he comes under pressure over his own crackdown on migrants.
 
Mr. Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition attributing this to a false claim of increased crimes as a result of the country's immigration policy.
 
Mrs Merkel is in the middle of a serious domestic row after defending her government's immigration policy.
 
Mrs Merkel is in a migration dispute with her interior minister, Horst Seehofer.
 
On Monday, Mr. Seehofer gave her two-week ultimatum to come up with a EU-wide deal on migration, or he will start turning away migrants at the border - a move that could destroy the fragile coalition.
 
Mr. Seehofer wants to refuse migrants if they have already registered elsewhere in the EU, but Mrs Merkel has refused to back his plan.
 
 


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