Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Trump wants those who 'invade' U.S. sent right back

Trump wants those who 'invade' U.S. sent right back

On Sunday, President Donald Trump advocated for immigrants who illegally enter the United States to be sent "back from where they came" without going through deportation proceedings.

On Twitter Trump wrote, "We can not allow all of these people to invade our Country".

Democrats and other opponents of the administration's policy say that court case is not the root of the problem, noting that separating families was the exception, not the rule, for most of the two decades since the Flores case was resolved.

The legislation has taken on new urgency as the executive order appears to be temporary and is expected to face legal challenges in connection with the Flores agreement, a landmark 21-year-old court settlement under which immigrant minors can be detained no longer than 20 days.

Trump's tweets came amid a flurry of on-air talk on the Sunday political shows about upcoming immigration policy from Republican lawmakers.

Since reversing his policy on Wednesday, Trump has severely criticised the U.S. immigration laws on Twitter and in speeches.

He renewed his demand that "Immigration must be based on merit - we need people who will help to Make America Great Again!"

Since May 2017, the Trump administration has reportedly been considering expanding the policy to allow for the immediate deportation of undocumented immigrants anywhere in the country who can not prove they have lived in the USA continuously for more than 90 days.

Still, Trump has rejected calls for additional immigration judges at the border, instead calling for strong security and a border wall. "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated". In a fact sheet released Saturday evening, the Department of Homeland Security said 522 children who had been separated from their families were since reunited, but provided no timeline for when the rest of the reunions would happen.

The columnist went on to rip Mr. Trump as a "Vesuvius of mendacities" before concluding: "In today's GOP, which is the president's plaything, he is the mainstream".

Republicans are seeking to steer an immigration bill through the House despite skepticism among conservatives and uncertainty about Trump's commitment to the plan.

Once it was evident back in 2016 that Donald Trump would be the likely presidential nominee for the GOP, Will left the Republican Party. Democrats, however, say Trump administration practices - including the detention of children in cage-like facilities - are cruel and inhumane and will resonate with voters. The White House struggled to defend the policy in the wake of backlash like the kind seen in the aftermath of the travel ban on people from Muslim-majority countries.

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