President Trump Pushes Back On Immigration, Stands With So-Called ‘Angel Families’

Brunilde Fioravanti
Giugno 24, 2018

He was flanked at the White House event by relatives of those who have been killed so that they could share stories that "people who are weak on immigration don't want to discuss".

While children have historically been separated from family members at the border under certain circumstances, it was not the same as the Trump administration's 100% prosecution policy, which had affected children even if they came in with parents or legal guardians.

He bowed to public pressure and reversed the policy earlier this week.

Trump this week ended a controversial practice that separated migrant children and detained them separately from their parents when families were caught crossing the U.S. -Mexico border illegally.

"There has been no change to the department's zero tolerance policy to prosecute adults who cross our border illegally instead of claiming asylum at any port of entry at the border, " spokeswoman Sara Isgur Flores said. "You hear like they are better people than what we have, than our citizens, it is not true", he said.

"I can not imagine it being any worse, but we promise to act with strength and resolve".

In the Texas border city of McAllen, federal prosecutors unexpectedly did not pursue charges against 17 immigrants Thursday.

Media captionNisa Mickens, 15, was killed by an MS-13 gang including undocumented immigrants.

But a 31-year-old Brazilian man held in Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, New Mexico, said he didn't know when he would see his 9-year-old son again. The report said some of the calls were made for victim impact statements that lead to the deportation of someone who commits a crime. Rasmussen pollsters found. "Among all voters, 49 percent say the administration is too aggressive trying to stop illegal immigration [and] 25 percent say it's not aggressive enough, while 21 percent view the administration's policies as about right".

One study spanning four decades compared immigration rates with crime rates.

What started the row over migrant families? . The immigrants are mostly teenage boys and housed in tent-like structures. She's spoken with him three times, for five minutes each, since the separation more than a month ago.

At a White House meeting this week with some two dozen wayward Republicans who needed nudging on the immigration bill, one lawmaker directly asked the president if he would reverse course on it the way he did when he threatened to veto the budget deal, according to two Republicans familiar with the private exchange. But it is unclear how the remaining families affected will be reunited.

Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said the Pentagon is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four military bases: Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas; Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas; Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo, Texas; and Dyess Air Force Base near Abilene, Texas.

"Fifty-four (54) percent agree with President Trump when he says, 'The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee-holding facility - it won't be, '" the researchers shared.

After a week on his heels, Donald Trump has begun his counterattack.

Despite the president's prediction of a "Red wave" this fall, Republicans are facing an uphill battle this November as they seek to hold onto control of the House and Senate. These were the stories the media ignores, he said. These were families that had been "permanently separated". But stubborn differences between conservative and more moderate Republicans in the House have stalled immigration legislation on Capitol Hill, with a vote on a compromise measure delayed until next week.

Days after insisting that Congress act immediately, President Donald Trump is telling Republicans to "stop wasting their time" on immigration until after the November elections.

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