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DeGette, Coffman call for change amid border crisis

Author: 9News - June 25, 2018 - Updated: June 25, 2018

Demonstrators march past the Customs and Boarder Protection port of entry Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the Gateway International Bridge in downtown Brownsville, Texas. (Jason Hoekema/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

Two Colorado congressional representatives from across the political aisle agree: What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border needs to change.

A number of House members visited the border this weekend, including Colorado’s Diana DeGette (D-Denver) and Mike Coffman (R-Aurora).

Both have been critical of the Trump administration’s previous policy of separating families detained at the border.

Coffman wants President Donald Trump to fire the people responsible for what he calls “a human rights mess,” including the president’s senior policy advisor, Stephen Miller. DeGette has called on the president to do more than just sign an executive disorder to stop the separation of families.

On Sunday, public demand continued for migrant families separated at the border to be reunited. Protesters gathered again in Texas where migrant children are being held.
The administration said it knows where all children in custody are and that it’s working to reunite them.

Trump stood firm against criticism on Twitter, saying those who invade the U.S. should be sent back home without a court hearing.

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