At the same time, the President appeared to suggest the practice could act as a deterrent for future migrants considering entering the USA with their children. He also planned stops at a border patrol station and a port of entry.
Throughout the roughly 7-minute audio, a child identified as Alison is heard saying the phone number of her aunt and asking the agents if they can call her.
But a defiant Trump has vowed America will not become a "migrant camp".
"We don't have to prosecute them, but then we are not prosecuting them for coming in illegally". "Rather, its implementation and its execution are taking place exclusively at your direction, and the unfolding tragedy falls squarely on your shoulders".
The administration says its hands are tied by a set of laws and court rulings including a 1997 federal consent decree in what started as a class action lawsuit that requires the federal government to release all undocumented immigrant children, regardless of whether they crossed into the US with their parents and that requires the government keep immigrant families together for just 20 days.
Chris Sosa is the Senior Editor at AlterNet.
There is no USA law requiring that the children of immigrants entering the country illegally be separated from their parents. "It is immoral. And it breaks my heart". "We need borders, we need security, we need safety", Mr. Trump said.
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The audio of the 10 children is just a tiny percentage of what is happening at the U.S. border. The administration has the power to rescind this policy.
Typically, parents are sent to court, while children go to government facilities as the Trump administration carries out the new "zero tolerance" policy. "And they could be murderers and thieves and so much else", he said.
"It so challenges the conscience of our country that it must be changed and must be changed immediately", she said during a news conference at a San Diego terminal that is connected to the airport in Tijuana, Mexico, by a bridge. This administration - unlike the previous two - is treating the adults as criminals and jailing them, which requires them to be separated from their children.
"My assumption is, in order to fix this problem, you can't fix all the problems", McConnell said, noting the difficulty of passing a more comprehensive immigration plan with the family separation solution added to the bill.
In the five weeks from the announcement, more than 2,300 children were taken from their parents and adult relatives.
"MS-13 gang members are truly, and you've heard me say it, animals-and yet Nancy Pelosi and Washington Democrats continue to protect them and to push for open borders", Trump said.
Almost 2,000 children were taken from their parents over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a "zero tolerance" policy when it comes to prosecuting those arrested for illegally entering the country. "We are a better country than one that tears families apart".