Trump Administration Plans Further Immigration Crackdowns

Jun 23, 2018, 01:31
Trump Administration Plans Further Immigration Crackdowns

In a shift from previous policy, families will now be held together during the process of prosecution and deportation at the border. And they note the big distinction between lawful migration, which Wildes said Melania Trump and her family followed, and illegal crossings. "They don't need jail".

But there is no law requiring children to be separated from their parents at the border, and Trump, whose administration imposed the rule, could have stopped the practice at any time without an executive order.

But he added that the policy "continues to be a zero tolerance ..."

"The Department of Homeland Security will do what is possible to hold illegal border crossers accountable while also holding families together as long as the law allows". "We don't like to see families separated". He said families would move to the head of the line for processing. "But we also don't want families to be locked up in internment centers in America".

Medical providers who have visited the facilities say they are safe and clean, but the children are often crying and acting out.

Schumer said with most Americans against family separations, it's Republicans "feeling the heat on this issue, and that's why they're squirming".

Beyond the political world, religious leaders like Pope Francis have decried the Trump administration's separation of migrant families, calling the policy "immoral". She also worries that it's even more hard for families to pursue asylum claims while they are in federal detention.

It's unclear what will happen to the families that have already been separated after Trump signs the order.

Hours before the executive order was signed, Pope Francis said he stood with the USA bishops, who had condemned the family separation policy, which has led to children being held in government shelters while their parents are sent to federal prisons.

"We will have the greatest borders, the greatest walls", Trump told a cheering crowd. As a matter of regulation, they are not allowed to be detained with their parents during legal proceedings. "We are going to keep the families together".

A potential executive order could emerge as a fallback option for the administration if it wants to alleviate the crisis should the House bill not pass - but talk that it is a possibility seems likely to undermine momentum for Republican senators to take a tough immigration vote. I feel strongly about it.

According to a White House official, US first lady Melania Trump "has been making her opinion known" to her husband that he needs to do whatever he can to keep families of migrants together.

With emotions running high, a handful of House Democrats protested the Trump meeting, yelling out at Trump in a rare face-to-face demonstration against a president by sitting members of Congress. The House of Representatives was to vote on Thursday on two bills created to halt the practice of separating families and to address other immigration issues.

She said she came because she felt she needed to use her voice to speak for mothers at the border who had their children taken from them, but have no way to speak publicly for themselves.

The Republican-controlled US Congress is considering legislation to address the issue.

The more conservative bill from Republican Representative Bob Goodlatte also would deny the chance of future citizenship to "Dreamers", who are immigrants brought illegally into the United States years ago as children.

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