Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump's order stopping separation of immigrant families explained

Trump's order stopping separation of immigrant families explained

The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions - and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never become law. The Secretary of Defense is tasked with taking all measures to provide facilities, either those already in existence, or to construct them, to be able to house alien families. "This will solve that problem and at the same time we are keeping a very strong border".

The EO includes a section titled "Temporary Detention Policy for Families Entering this Country Illegally".

Under the now defunct system, undocumented migrant families were separated into two separate processing streams as part of a "zero-tolerance" policy which detained the parents in prison and forced them to face criminal charges. "I was not put in a freezing cell".

"The dilemma is that if you're weak - if you're weak, which some people would like you to be, if you're really, really, pathetically weak, the country's going to be overrun with millions of people", he said, gesticulating widely to illustrate the dueling options. While the separations will no longer occur, the Trump administration is determined to stick to its "zero tolerance" policy.

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the USA border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained Friday by The Associated Press.


Gene Hamilton, a senior Justice Department official, said the executive order was a "stopgap" move and that Congress needs to pass new legislation to give the president more powers to fight illegal immigration.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday went to a center in Manhattan that is caring for 239 migrant children separated from their parents. "We've seen young kids having panic attacks, they can't sleep, they're wetting the bed".

President Donald Trump has had a rare change of heart by deciding to stop families being separated at the border.

"What is the goal of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms)", Trump tweeted.

Both Flake and fellow Arizona Republican Sen. What it does is set a 20 day countdown until Trump blames a court for forcing him to separate more families again.


In April, the U.S. attorney general announced a "zero-tolerance" policy to criminally charge and jail undocumented border crossers.

"We will be going through Congress".

Speaking before the worldwide media following the conclusion of the summit, Trump said he will suspend military exercises with South Korea while North Korea works on fulfilling its commitment to denuclearization.

"That's the problem with immigration, nothing's ever good enough". It includes funding for a border wall, along with a pathway to citizenship for the Dreamers - immigrants brought illegally into the U.S. as children. She was at a meeting Wednesday between Trump and lawmakers at the White House. The agency later walked back the statement but said any further plans to reunite families were still in development.

Parents crossing the border illegally with children were earlier referred to immigration courts, rather than being detained.


Grijalva isn't hopeful, especially with midterm elections coming up in November. The potential collapse of their latest effort underscores the reality that it probably will require bipartisan consensus to find immigration solutions, even as Republicans control both Congress and the White House.

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