Recently the Trump administration has come under much scrutiny in regards to the large number of migrant children being separated and detained from their parents while attempting to cross the USA-Mexico border. In what seems to be an attempt to draw attention away from criticism of his policies, Trump has attacked the German policy approach to immigration. The German Prime Minister, Angela Merkle has been battling a tough domestic row after defending her government's immigration policy. Trump has taken this point to his advantage and has been using Europe as an example of why America should not take in refugees. Congress is ultimately divided on the separation issue, but cooperation is greatly needed in order to ensure the well being of these children.