U.S. Holding Immigrant Children in 17 States Under Trump Policy

U.S. Holding Immigrant Children in 17 States Under Trump Policy

It is unclear how long it will take for authorities to reunite the thousands of families that have already been separated - but certain that the traumas our government inflicted on hundreds of migrant children will still be with them long after Donald Trump has left this Earth.

"The President doesn't get any brownie points for moving from a policy of locking up kids and families separately to locking them up together".

It was not immediately clear what Trump, who had previously blamed the family separations on Democrats, would sign. "We can not and will not encourage people to bring children by giving them blanket immunity from our laws", he said.

Before Trump announced his plans for an executive order, House Speaker Paul Ryan repeated Wednesday that his chamber is planning to vote in 24 hours on a pair of bills, one bill a conservative option without enough support to pass and another a broader immigration package that includes language to keep families together while they're processed at the border.

His administration stood by its argument that the resolution of the Flores settlement agreement impedes its ability to keep children with their parents during the process of prosecuting illegal immigration cases or promptly returning these families to their home countries.

Trump also told Republicans not to worry about escalating tensions with major trade partners such as China, according to Politico. We can either release all illegal immigrant families [of] minors who show up at the border from Central America or we can arrest the adults for the federal crime of illegal entry.

Still, Trump, a voracious watcher of cable news who is especially attuned to the power of images, appeared to acknowledge later Tuesday that the optics could be doing damage.

The theme tying them together is his aversion to new people coming into the country.

"They can't win on their policies, which are awful", he said. This may mean that immigration activists, speaking for families being held indefinitely by the government, could legally challenge the executive order. "But depending on what it does, we have to wait and see", said Sen. "This is the only solution to the border crisis".

The Trump administration insists the family separations are required under the law.

In recent weeks, stories of weeping children torn from the arms of their parents have flooded the media along with video footage showing migrant children held in wire cages, sitting on concrete floors.

Over the last several days, several Republican luminaries, including former First Lady Laura Bush and GOP governors have vociferously decried the practice.

In the Oval Office, Trump said he had heard from his daughter Ivanka about the policy, too.

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Nielsen traveled to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon to brief lawmakers.

New poll numbers suggested Republicans need to act swiftly to protect their vulnerable members in blue or swing districts and states.

As a political matter, Trump once more turns his sycophantic spinners into chumps. Just 35 percent of Republicans oppose the practice, while 91 percent of Democrats do.

In the Senate, meanwhile, Republicans are rallying behind a different approach. Dianne Feinstein said in a statement.

- USA policy allows children to be separated from adults under certain conditions.

The legislation has the support of all 49 Senate Democrats.

Pictures and accounts of the separations sparked outrage and a rebellion among Republicans in Trump's own party, as well as global accusation that the USA was committing human rights violations.

"No one wants to separate families and the president's action will ensure that those who are crossing our border illegally are detained and our laws are enforced", he said.

In the past, families with children caught after crossing the border illegally were allowed to stay together while their immigration cases played out in court. Rep. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina Republican who chairs the conservative House Freedom Caucus, would not say Tuesday evening whether his group would support the bill, according to NBC News.

With the immigration bills teetering in the House, the White House launched an eleventh-hour push to try to bring Republicans onboard.

"It is unfortunate that Congress's failure to act and court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law", the order states.

"We are keeping families together and this will solve that problem".

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