Theresa May condemns Donald Trump’s caging of migrant children in US

Business Minister Sam Gyimah led demands among Tories while Labour insists Mrs May must condemn her ally

Mrs May said President Trump's approach to child migrants was "wrong" and "not something we agree with".

The Trump administration has been the target of a growing chorus of criticism as images of migrant children in cages inside U.S. Border Patrol processing stations were distributed by the news media and on social media channels.

"On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing. this is wrong", she told MPs.

However, under questioning from the SNP's Westminster leader Ian Blackford and Labour MPs including Ed Miliband, the Prime Minister defended the visit by Donald Trump in July, saying that meetings were the only way she could raise issues where the United Kingdom and USA disagree.

Earlier this week, Kirstjen Nielsen, America's Homeland Security Secretary, insisted her country had "compassion" but stressed: "Parents who entered illegally are by definition criminals.By entering our country illegally often in unsafe circumstances, illegal immigrants have put their children at risk". If he does come, we would have to accept our responsibilities, whether it's myself or the Government in Edinburgh, to meet him.

Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border.

The leader of the opposition, the Labour Party's Jeremy Corbyn, condemned the U.S. policy as "immoral".

Confirmation of the meeting comes as President Trump is facing increasing pressure over his administration's controversial handling of immigrants on the southern border, which has seen more than 2,000 children forcibly separated from their parents.

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It's immoral and goes against fundamental human rights we must always respect, no matter the situation.

"But we also have key shared interests".

Trump has shown little sign of a change of direction despite both global and domestic criticism.

"Democrats are the problem".

A Department of Homeland Security spokesman told reporters last week that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults who crossed the U.S. border without documents between April 19 and May 31.

Mr Trump's tough new immigration policy has seen more than 2,000 children separated from the parents and placed in holding centres as the adults are prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally.

"But I don't think it would be acceptable for the US President to visit at the current time".

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