Trump attacks ‘phony stories of sadness and grief’ amid separation crisis – live

Guardian correspondents follow all the developments on both sides of the border as president points finger at Democrats Going through hell: parents tell of anguish at the border Texas border denounces ‘shameful’ camp for migrant children 3.10pm BST The president has returned to Twitter to discuss immigration, describing tales from the border as “phony stories of sadness and grief.” Below, some quick context on his claims: 80% of Mexico’s Exports come to the United States. They totally rely on us, which is fine with me. They do have, though, very strong Immigration Laws. The U.S. has pathetically weak and ineffective Immigration Laws that the Democrats refuse to help us fix. Will speak to Mexico! We must maintain a Strong Southern Border. We cannot allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections. Obama and others had the same pictures, and did nothing about it! 2.54pm BST In the face of a perilous journey north and an unwelcoming government, it’s fair to wonder why people continue to flee Central America. The Guardian’s Latin America correspondent Tom Phillips explains what is pushing people north: Related: Why Trump’s immigration crackdown won’t stem flow of Central Americans Continue reading… source: #Headlines by: Amanda Holpuch in New York

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