US President Donald Trump has defended the policy of detaining child migrants, saying the US will “not be a migrant camp”.
He was responding to criticism of inhumane conditions in border internment camps, where young children separated from their families are being kept in cages.
Speaking at the White House, he blamed the Democrats for “obstructing” immigration reform and distanced himself from responsibility for the situation on the southern US border.
“If the Democrats would sit down instead of obstructing we would have something done very quickly,” he said. “We’re stuck with these horrible laws.”