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US News Ivanka Trump: Border separations a 'low point'

02:45  03 august  2018
02:45  03 august  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

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0:35. Video: Ivanka Trump : Family separations ' low point '. By Bethan Staton, news reporter. Donald Trump 's daughter has said that she regards the separation of families at the US border as a " low point " in her time at the White House.

Ivanka Trump addressed the issue of family separation Thursday, calling the separations at the border “ a low point ” during the administration. “I think immigration is incredibly complex as a topic, illegal immigration is incredibly complicated,” Trump told Axios.

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Donald Trump's daughter has said that she regards the separation of families at the US border as a "low point" in her time at the White House.

Ivanka Trump said she felt "very strongly" about the splitting up of families, which prompted widespread condemnation after more than 2,500 children were split from their parents and placed in detention on the southern US border in June.

"I am very vehemently against family separation and the separation of parents and children," she said.

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WASHINGTON: US First Daughter Ivanka Trump spoke out Thursday against the family separations prompted by her father's border crackdown, saying news of the controversial policy marked a " low point " during her White House tenure.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Thursday cited the separation of migrant children from their parents as a low point of her White House tenure. Ivanka Trump remained quiet publicly in the early days of the border crisis, but the president said she privately urged him to find a solution.

US President Special advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump participates in a conversation on workforce development and news of the day at the Newseum in Washington on August 2, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty US President Special advisor and daughter Ivanka Trump participates in a conversation on workforce development and news of the day at the Newseum in Washington on August 2, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

It was last week revealed that more than 700 children were still separated from their parents, including 431 whose parents have been deported, with officials unable to clarify when they would be reunited.

A judge on Friday ordered that an independent monitor would look at the conditions children were detained in at the border, amid accounts of a lack of food and water, freezing accommodation and alleged abuse, including sexual abuse.

Ms Trump had kept largely silent as children were separated from their families and detained in border camps as a hardline policy that prosecuted people entering the US without papers was implemented.

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US First Daughter Ivanka Trump spoke out Thursday against the family separations prompted by her father's border crackdown, saying news of the "That was a low point for me as well," Trump , 36, told a conference organized by news website Axios, referring to the Trump administration's "zero

Ivanka Trump is speaking out about the family separations for the first time, saying the issue “was a low point ” — but seemingly still supporting the crux More than 2,500 undocumented migrant children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border since April as a result of Trump ’s

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It was reported that the 36-year-old, who serves as an adviser on employment to her father, had privately urged Mr Trump to find a solution to the policy and tweeted thanks when he signed an executive order ending it.

But while some viewed her comments as a rare and significant case of dissent within the White House, many US critics were unimpressed by Ms Trump's admission of concern.

Calling it "shameful", organisers of the anti-Trump Women's March tweeted that Ms Trump should take "action".

Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, left walks Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, as they walk to  board Air Force One with President Donald Trump for a trip to Tampa, Fla., to attend a campaign rally, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) © AP Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, left walks Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, as they walk to board Air Force One with President Donald Trump for a trip to Tampa, Fla., to attend a campaign rally, Tuesday, July 31, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

"Imagine being complicit in the horrifying kidnapping of children, the separation of families, and the detention of immigrants in inhumane conditions-and commenting about how hard this has been for *you*," they said.

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With many children have yet to be unified with their parents, Ivanka Trump broke her silence on family separations at the US-Mexico border , saying Thursday that the news "was a low point " during her time in the White House.

Ivanka Trump , top aide to and daughter of President Trump , said the separations of parents and children at the border were a " low point " for her, and broke with her father on whether the press is the "enemy of the people."

Ms Trump made the comments in an interview on Thursday, at an event run by US media outlet Axios

She also said that that while she had "some sensitivity" with her father's criticism of the press and accusations of "fake news", she did not believe the media to be the "enemy of the people".

President Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka Trump while speaking at the United States Steel Granite City Works plant Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Granite City, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) © AP President Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka Trump while speaking at the United States Steel Granite City Works plant Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Granite City, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

In a conversation titled "women, leadership and the workforce", she acknowledged she was the daughter of an immigrant to the United States but stressed that her mother, Ivana Trump, came to the US legally.

"These are not easy issues, these are incredibly difficult issues," she said. "Like the rest of the country I experience them in a very emotional way."

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