Makes perfect sense for America to withdraw from any program or policy ethically linked to human rights…

…Makes perfect sense for America to withdraw from any program or policy ethically linked to human rights…

Trump voters are one of the few groups to support the White House "zero tolerance" family separation policy, according to a new poll.

SEPARATED CHILDREN BEING HELD IN ‘TENDER AGE SHELTERS’ The Associated Press reported Tuesday night that infants and toddlers separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the White House "zero tolerance" immigration policy are being held at "tender age shelters." The AP reports that the shelters are filled with distraught children who are “hysterical, crying and acting out.” [HuffPost] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]

CONGRESS GRIDLOCKED ON FAMILY SEPARATIONS Despite widespread condemnation of the border family separations, Congress appears no closer to a legislative response. While Republicans are mulling several proposals, Democrats are weary of pursuing a legislative fix, saying the Trump administration should simply reserve its policy. [HuffPost]

TRUMP MEETS WITH CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS The meeting occurred Tuesday night with the president’s congressional counterparts reportedly looking to Trump for direction as to how to remedy the effects of the "zero tolerance" family separation policy. Members told HuffPost the president seemed “agnostic” about a solution. [HuffPost]

THE MICHAEL COHEN LEGAL FUND? Trump’s former personal attorney is reportedly frustrated that the president isn’t covering his mounting legal bills related to the ongoing investigation into a payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in the lead-up to the 2016 election. [WSJ]

CONSERVATIVE GROUPS SILENT ON FORCED REMOVALS Despite purporting to advocate for vulnerable Americans, namely the young, many prominent conservative organizations have remained silent on the "zero tolerance" policy. Tony Perkins, president of Family Research Council, called the situation “tragic,” but defended the Trump administration, saying the "burden lies with their parents who knowingly put them in this position." [HuffPost]

YES, A MEXICAN RESTAURANT Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted by activists over the border family separations while dining at a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night. [HuffPost]

U.S. LEAVES UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION Top U.S. diplomats said Tuesday that the panel exhibits a “chronic bias against Israel,” and lambasted Russia, China, Cuba and Egypt for allegedly undermining efforts to reform it. Critics say the U.S. decision will hurt international efforts to advance human rights. [Reuters]

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