Trump Says He Will Sign 'Pre-Emptive' Order To End Family Separations

23 June, 2018, 04:52 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Trump Announces He Will Sign Executive Order To End Family Separations At Border

A Homeland Security official later said the agency detected 46 such fraud cases during the government's 2017 fiscal year, or about.06 percent of the more than 70,000 families taken into custody. One official said it was the Justice Department that generated the legal strategy that is codified in the working executive order, and disputed the notion that Homeland Security was involved in drawing up the document. This decision was in a case that established standards for the care of migrant children - what is known as the Flores settlement.

"The Flores Settlement prohibits the indefinite detention of children - even with their families - and any order to undermine this critical protection will be immediately challenged in court", said senior Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.

A new CNN poll out Monday found that 67% of Americans oppose the separation of children from their parents, with 68% of independent voters disapproving of Trump's position.

Reaction to the executive order began coming nearly immediately. "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated". "Washington is to blame for this by being all talk and no action, and the solution is to secure the border", Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is challenging Democratic Sen.

"Something we can do in a matter of days - hopefully this week", said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Twitter. "And we will have that - at the same time, we have compassion".

On a simple flier printed in Spanish and English, the Trump administration now provides migrant parents who cross into the United States illegally with a step-by-step guide explaining what to do after they have been separated from their children.

The Ryan bill would also leave in place current provisions that allow adult USA citizens to apply for green cards for their parents; that means once the "Dreamers" become citizens, they could petition for their parents to gain that permanent legal status as well.

While Mr Trump held firm to his tough immigration stance in an earlier appearance on Tuesday, he acknowledged during the closed-door meeting that the coverage of family separations is taking a toll.

One of them said Nielsen, who had become the face of the administration's policy, had little faith that Congress would act to fix the separation issue and felt compelled to act. "If that's what he's done, then that's a good thing", he said. Bill Nelson, said in a statement.

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More than 2,300 migrant children have been separated from their families at the border since May, the government said.

"We do not want children taken away from their parents", Ryan, R-Wis., said. Because any illegal border crossing is prosecuted, parents and children are separated during the legal process.

The House is expected to vote Thursday on the pair of immigration proposals. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., to cut back on both legal and illegal immigration.

The two immigration bills under consideration in the House could address the separations, but the outlook for passage is dim. Conservatives say the compromise legislation that GOP leaders helped negotiate with moderates is inadequate. Instead, the children could be detained with their parents for extended periods.

"Right now we're focused on getting this bill passed", Ryan told reporters. Dianne Feinstein about backing her bill to halt the family separations.

Congress continues to debate legislation to overhaul the nation's immigration system, including the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that requires the detention of adults and children caught illegally crossing the border. It's not clear, however, whether either has enough support to pass.

"When an alien enters or attempts to enter the country anywhere else, that alien has committed at least the crime of improper entry and is subject to a fine or imprisonment", the order said, adding that the administration's new policy will be to "maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources".

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, and those on the fence over pending immigration legislation headed to the White House to meet with Trump.

Trump has also claimed that he's merely enforcing an Obama-era policy, but it is his White House policies that are criminalising border crossings to this extent and triggering family break-ups.



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