The president also rattled off a litany of statistics that indicated that illegal immigrants commit violent crimes at a far higher rate than USA citizens, saying "you hear it's like they're better people than what we have, than our citizens". He says there has not yet been any DHS request.
Flanked by more than a dozen parents holding Trump-autographed posters of their deceased children, he did not make an explicit reference to the uproar over shelters where about 2,000 children have been detained separately from their parents in recent weeks.
"There are still thousands of children who are out there right now untethered to their parents and no coherent system to fix that", Rep. Joe Courtney, a Democrat from CT, told reporters after the tour.
Trying to stanch the flow of tens of thousands of migrants from Central America and Mexico arriving at the southern border every month, Trump in early May had ordered that all adults crossing illegally would be arrested, and their children held separately as a result. "Most children come without parents".
Within a minute, Lieu yielded back his time and the audio was cut off.
He dismissed "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.
"It's been traumatic, very traumatic", Serrano said of her sister's separation from her son. "The separation here is from the facts".
"We can not allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phoney stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections", he tweeted. "Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it!"
Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fl., told reporters that after her visit "my concern is not alleviated" over the fate of the separated families.
"When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came".
Brazil downs Costa Rica with stoppage time flurry
It was Neymar's first goal of the tournament and 56th overall for Brazil , putting him third behind Pele (77) and Ronaldo (62). Neymar joined a year ago from Barcelona for a world record fee of 222 million euros ($260 million). "I try to look after him".
The House is expected to vote on immigration legislation later this week.
Trump has tweeted that "Republicans should stop wasting their time" on the issue until after the elections, when he thinks the GOP will gain strength in Congress.
While both House of Representatives and the Senate under the Republican control, the latter can not pass most legislation without the support of the Democrats.
Trump called for Republicans to "stop wasting their time" until more are elected into office this coming November.
Trump on Tuesday defended his administration's immigration policy and the forced separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border with language that critics said was reminiscent of the Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda that preceded the murder of six million Jews.
Representative Carlos Curbelo, one of the lawmakers negotiating a Republican compromise immigration bill in the House, said the effort was continuing.
The House Republican immigration overhaul is dangling precariously.
"Regarding the President, the bottom line is that he will sign the bill into law".
Meanwhile, the GOP leadership is plowing ahead with a plan to vote on an immigration bill negotiated by conservative and moderate Republicans next week.
The measure would grant young "Dreamer" immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally as children a chance for citizenship - a move many Republicans worry would enrage conservative voters who'd view it as amnesty.