Trump Announces Executive Order On Family Separations

Trump Announces Executive Order On Family Separations

Trump Announces Executive Order On Family Separations

Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround. Saudis begin Yemen offensive House panel rejects war authorization sunset it passed a year ago MORE (D-Calif.) is asking the United Nations to probe the impact of the Trump administration's controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy at the border.

Videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children have sparked anger at home from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation from overseas. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be "signing something" shortly. "Perhaps I would rather be strong, but that's a tough dilemma", he said.

Trump had tweeted earlier Wednesday that he was "working on something". Instinctively combative and fond of chaos, Trump usually digs in on controversial policies, rather than backing down. NY has separately announced plans to sue. The Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center said the order didn't go almost far enough. Other protesters, who included other parents, children and activists, waved signs as the mothers nursed. "If the president thinks placing families in jail indefinitely is what people have been asking for, he is grossly mistaken", said Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union.

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.

Whatever else he may achieve, from foreign policy to the economy, President Trump's cruel immigration policy will be a lasting stain on his legacy.

One of them said Nielsen, who had become the face of the administration's policy, had little faith that Congress would act to fix the separation issue and felt compelled to act.


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

It followed Paul Ryan's announcement that the House of Representatives would vote on a bill which would keep families arriving at the Mexican border together. A vote on that bill was pushed to next week after a conservative measure failed and lawmakers sought changes to the somewhat more moderate measure. If our Republican colleagues, and the Republican leadership in particular, want to solve this problem, they ought to be directing their attention to the other side of Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House because that's where it can get done, done well, and done quickly, he said.

Schumer alleged that this crisis was wilfully and purposefully created by Trump through his zero tolerance policy at the border. Instead, after the adult is charged, children are held briefly by Homeland Security officials before being transferred to Health and Human Services, which operates more than 100 shelters for minors in 17 states.

"And to watch those families broken apart in real time puts to us a very simple question: are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents' arms, or are we a nation that values families, and works to keep them together?" "Bottom line is this: We are going to take action to keep families together while we enforce our immigration laws". But it appeared that the time parents can stay with their children is capped at 20 days.

"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", Trump said.

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