British Prime Minster Theresa May on Wednesday said images from the United States of migrant children being held in cages were “deeply disturbing” and that she would press President Donald Trump on the issue.

MCALLEN, TX – JUNE 12: Central American asylum seekers are taken into custody by U.S. Border Patrol agents on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. U.S. border authorities are executing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards undocumented immigrants. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants’ country of origin would no longer qualify them for political asylum status. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

“On what we have seen in the United States, pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing… this is wrong,” she told MPs.

May said she would raise the issue with Trump when the pair meet in Britain next month.

“When we disagree with the United States we tell them so,” she told MPs.

“But we also have some key shared interests with the United States in the security and defence field and on other areas as well.

“And it is right that we are able to sit down and discuss those with the president.”

Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating illegal migrant families on the US-Mexico border.

MCALLEN, TX – JUNE 11: Central American immigrant families depart ICE custody, pending future immigration court hearings on June 11, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. Thousands of undocumented immigrants continue to cross into the U.S., despite the Trump administration’s recent “zero tolerance” approach to immigration policy. John Moore/Getty Images/AFP


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