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Former Governor Jeb Bush asked President Trump to end his “heartless policy” separating children from their parents who attempt to illegally enter the United States. Bush grows a growing number of prominent Republicans condemning the administration policy.

Governor Bush’s comments follow those of former First Lady Laura Bush who wrote a scathing op-ed for the Washington Post comparing the current policy to the forced internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Earlier Monday, Governor Rick Scott denounced the policy.

Miami Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart also called the action “unacceptable” in a Twitter posting Monday morning.