Trump reverses family separation policy after backlash

Remigio Civitarese
Giugno 21, 2018

While top officials have also stood by Trump's "zero tolerance" approach, insisting children are being held in humane conditions, criticism has swelled from global rights groups, Christian evangelicals, former U.S. first ladies and the president's own Republican Party.

But Trump has defended his policy by tweeting: "If you don't have Borders, you don't have a Country!". Wolfe acknowledged that the White House would ultimately decide on the children's fate, but noted: "I can tell you definitively that is going to be policy".

After his remarks, the president raised eyebrows by walking across the stage, arms outstretched, and embracing a U.S. flag.

President Donald Trump has doubled down on his tough immigration rhetoric, vowing to keep arresting illegal immigrants and blaming Democrats for wanting illegal immigrants to pour in as their potential voters.

"The Fake News is not mentioning the safety and security of our Country when talking about illegal immigration".

On Tuesday, Trump was scheduled to meet with majority Republican congressmen about immigration legislation the House of Representatives expects to vote on later in the week.

One is a hardline measure favored by conservatives, and is unlikely to pass. The policy has seen every illegal border-jumper criminally prosecuted and nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents in the last two months, as the parents await trial.

Trump's said the order does not alter the "zero tolerance" policy itself that the administration put in place in April. Then it said separations weren't required by law.

California leaders argued that the president's order traded one dehumanizing system for another, while doing nothing to reunite the thousands of kids who've been separated with their parents. Mexico's foreign minister condemned it as "cruel and inhuman".

The new order also held no apparent implications for 52 people from India confined in a federal detention facility at Oregon, Washington state.

"Now, we're going to keep them together".

Democrats say the crisis is of Trump's own making, and accuse him of using children as pawns.

That's left the GOP fractured, even as its leaders push the more moderate bill, which gives Dreamers six years of renewable legal status, ends the diversity-visa lottery and appropriates $25 billion for Trump's border wall.

-Mexican border have been separated from their parents, amid a growing outcry from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, political figures and others for Trump to reverse the policy, which his administration implemented in April in hopes of discouraging migrants from attempting to enter the United States.

The department has set up new facilities to manage the influx of children, and Wagner said they were prepared to expand as more children come into custody.

"You're going to have a lot of happy people", the president remarked as he signed the order.

"Obviously this is not the way we do things in Canada".

The Department of Health and Human Services said there are now 11,700 children under its care in 100 shelters across 17 states.

The majority crossed the border without their parents. "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated", said Trump.

Sessions was forced Monday to rebut comparisons to the policies of Nazi Germany - which he called "a real exaggeration".

But activists seized on the symbolism.

However, as the Times points out, the executive order may face a roadblock: a 1997 settlement that prevents the government from detaining children for longer than 20 days, even if they're with their families.

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