Trump administration later 2017: "Taking kids away from their parents at the border was the Democrat's idea but even if it wasn't we need to deter the dirty migrants, and also look how great these baby cages are."
Trump administration January 2018: "Taking kids away from their parents at the border is an awful, despicable act concocted by the evil Democrats and we're putting a stop to it right now."
Trump administration late 2018: "Family separation at the border works as a deterrent to dirty migrants coming here to escape certain death."
Trump administration weighs new family-separation effort at border
The White House is actively considering plans that could again separate parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, hoping to reverse soaring numbers of families attempting to cross illegally into the United States, according to several administration officials with direct knowledge of the effort.