Trump Signs Executive Order on Immigration to Keep Families Together

Michigan receiving detained immigrant children as young as 3 months old | TheHill

Michigan receiving detained immigrant children as young as 3 months old | TheHill

"We have to get the Democrats to go ahead and work with us because as a result of Democrat-supported loopholes in our federal laws, most illegal immigrant families and minors from Central America who arrive unlawfully at the border can not be detained together or removed together - only released", he said.

The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy toward people who cross the border illegally, rolled out earlier this year, has been widely condemned and resulted in the separation thousands of migrant children from their parents.

Under the order, entire immigrant families would be detained together by the Department of Homeland Security pending legal and court proceedings for the parents.

Since early May, soon after Sessions's zero-tolerance policy announcement, at least 2,300 children have been separated from their families at the border. This decision was in a case that established standards for the care of migrant children - what is known as the Flores settlement. "And to find a way to welcome the refugee and the immigrant - to be big enough and wise enough to uphold our laws and honor our values at the same time - is part of what makes us American". "I'll be signing something in a little while that's going to do that".

In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. "It's been going on forever, and we want to see if we can solve it, so we are canceling, we're postponing the congressional picnic tomorrow".

"Right now we are focused on passing this legislation that is coming to the floor tomorrow", Mr. Ryan said.

Migrant children can not be held with their parents, and are kept in separate facilities maintained by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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.

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At least one of them fired and then both fled the scene. "It's just weird because he should've had security and stuff with him". Reports say his run-ins with law enforcement also included two robberies, assault with a deadly weapon and witness tampering.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said that the Obama administration also separated families as well as previous administrations.

The removals take place so that the parents can be prosecuted because the law forbids holding children in migrant detention for long period.

The house speaker denied claims that children are being used as leverage when it comes to immigration. "Children belong with their families", he said.

House Republican leaders scrambled to produce a revised version of a broader immigration bill to include a provision to resolve the situation of family separations.

"I was just walking over to the Oval Office and I said, 'You know, it doesn't feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we're working on - doing something very important, '" Trump said.

Cruz's bill would double the number of federal immigration judges, authorize new temporary shelters to house migrant families and limit the processing of asylum cases to no more than 14 days - a goal immigrant advocates say would be hard to meet. The House is slated to vote on a pair of immigration bills on Thursday.

The problem faced by both presidents is what to do with children who arrive at the border with no adult or legal guardian alongside them.

Former first lady Michelle Obama weighed in Monday, retweeting her Republican counterpart Laura Bush's opinion piece in the Washington Post calling for an end to the border separations. Be smart America! 'If you don't have Borders, you don't have a Country!

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