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Coffman plans border trip to view Trump’s ‘terrible mistake’

Author: Brandon Rittiman, 9News - June 21, 2018 - Updated: June 21, 2018

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U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colorado, talks during a town hall meeting with constituents in a high school assembly hall Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Greenwood Village (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Describing the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border as “a terrible mistake” by the Trump administration, U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman tells 9News that he’s planning a trip to the border.

The Aurora Republican also is calling on President Donald Trump to fire one of his senior advisors.

“The president should fire Stephen Miller now,” Coffman said. “This is a human rights mess. It is on the president to clean it up and fire the people responsible for making it.”

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National news reports say Miller, Trump’s senior policy adviser and a noted immigration hard liner, is an architect of the “zero tolerance” policy at the border linked to the separation of children from their parents.

In his upcoming visit to the border region of Texas, Coffman said he plans to inspect the living conditions where children are being held.

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Brandon Rittiman, 9News