Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren and radio host Chris Hahn battled Saturday night over families being separated at the border, as President Trump is set to discuss immigration with House Republicans this week on Capitol Hill.

Hahn, a former aide to Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), said that compassion needs to be shown to those at the border who are seeking asylum.

"We have parents who are presenting themselves at the border for asylum and international law says we should treat them with dignity and respect," he said.

Lahren fired back, imploring families to follow the country's laws, rather than just its policies, when trying to enter the country.


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"Follow our laws, follow the process. That's the best way to ensure that your family stays together," she said.

Hahn argued that the Trump administration has decided to separate families at the border who claim to seek asylum.

"Anybody who believes in that should be ashamed of this policy," he said.

Democrats have claimed that asylum-seeking detainees being held in a correctional institution in Portland, Ore., are not being treated properly.

After Judge Jeanine claimed that Hahn was just trying to make President Trump look bad, he replied by saying that people trying to enter the country both legally and illegally are unjustly being treated all the same.

"The president is treating people who are sneaking under a fence the same as people who are coming to a door," Hahn said.

Lahren said she agreed with Hahn in that compassion needs to be shown to American people, but the laws still must be followed.

"Where is the compassion for American citizens?" she asked. "Where is the compassion for legal immigrants living in this country that expect the rule of law to be followed?

Hahn said that what is currently happening at the country's borders is "an abomination."

"They are not criminals. They are not doing anything illegal," he said.

Lahren responded, saying there's a problem at the border and that President Trump has made very clear what his views and policies are.

"We don't know who's coming into our country, and that's a problem," she said.

Watch the heated exchange above.


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