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It's Congress vs. Trump on family separation

Sens. John Cornyn and Mitch McConnell with President Trump
GOP leaders with President Trump. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

The separation of children from their parents has become so toxic that lawmakers are scrambling to propose solutions — but they may not be able to overcome the finger-pointing between the Trump administration and Congress.

Between the lines: Although they don't all agree that it's Congress's responsibility, lawmakers of both parties are offering solutions. But it's unclear whether they'll be able to agree on anything that can pass both chambers, and the White House said Monday it wouldn't consider a bill that doesn't include broader immigration reforms — an issue that isn't anywhere near resolution.