France on US border separations: We don’t share 'certain values’ with America

France on US border separations: We don’t share 'certain values’ with America
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A French government spokesman said Tuesday that the country does not “share certain values” with the Untied States as the Trump administration digs in on its policy of separating migrant families at the border. 

Reuters reported that spokesman Benjamin Griveaux was critical of the practice, which stems from the Justice Department's “zero tolerance” policy against illegal border crossings.

“We do not share the same model of civilization, clearly we don’t share certain values,” Griveaux told French television. 

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He added that images of children being detained inside warehouses and former big-box stores are “shocking.”

The Trump administration has drawn national and international criticism for separating children from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Lawmakers have decried the practice as "cruel" and "inhumane."

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE has doubled down on the policy, however. On Twitter on Monday and again on Tuesday, he sought to justify the need for harsh immigration laws by pointing to Europe's issues with migration.

He has claimed crime in Germany is "way up," despite statistics showing crime there is at its lowest point since 1992.