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And in another sign of a loosening of the "zero tolerance" policy, last week the federal public defender for the Western District of Texas said in an email that the U.S. attorney's office would dismiss cases where migrant parents arrived illegally with children.

Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump's administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S. -Mexico border.

After retreating on the family separations, Trump urged Congress to act quickly and follow up his order with legislation.

He returned to a favourite theme on Tuesday and said he would ask Congress for an increase in USA taxpayer funding for a wall he wants to build along the border with Mexico.

Amid the mixed messages, the House of Representatives was on track to vote on Wednesday on a broad-based immigration bill that would bar the separation of migrant children from their parents.

Although the administration has said the zero-tolerance policy remains in place, officials said on Monday that parents who crossed illegally with their children would not face prosecution for the time being, because the government was running short of space to house them. But the measure was widely expected to fail.

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HHS has said "hundreds" of children have been reunited with their parents or another relative, but declined to say how many were actually in HHS custody to begin with.

President Trump also briefly addressed the issue from a broad perspective, saying, "We want a system where when people come in illegally, they have to get out - a nice simple system that works". He eliminated the separations, but still insisted that his zero tolerance policy remained in effect.

Details were sketchy, but it was likely the first lady would visit an immigration processing detention center, which was part of her plan after visiting the McAllen detention center last Thursday before flooding stopped her from going.

Trump pointed out that the problem existed long before he was president, citing increasing levels of detained children trying to come into the country illegally during past administrations.

America's top law official said that refusing to prosecute adults who illegally enter the United States "would be a disservice to the people of this country", reports the New York Times.

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