Trump Announces Executive Order On Family Separations
22 June, 2018, 23:11 | Author: Ted Wilson
(Previously, most parents with children who were apprehended for crossing the border illegally were deported or freed together to seek legal asylum under a practice the Trump administration derisively calls "catch and release.") Under this new policy, we will hear more stories like that of 29-year-old Estaban Pastor, who was deported last October to Guatemala without any knowledge of what had become of his 18-month-old son. Some observations on that from various reporters: * Philip Rucker, Washington Post: Trump just said he will sign an executive order to effectively halt his administration's family separation policy.
"We're looking to keep families together".
Nielsen was reportedly headed to the White House Wednesday and the drafted order would ask the Department of Defense to aid in the housing of the immigrant families.
The top Republican in the US Congress said: "We do not want children taken away from their parents". The children are put into the custody of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with the aim of keeping them as close to their parents as possible and reuniting the family after the case goes through the courts, said Steven Wagner, an acting assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround. There's one report this morning that Trump would support Congress forcing him to abandon his own policy, and another suggesting he is "considering" some sort of temporary executive action to keep children with their detained parents.
Mr Trump met behind closed doors with several members of his party earlier this week, with insiders reporting he was aware of the political damage the border policy was causing.
Under the "zero-tolerance" policy, anyone who crosses the U.S. border faces criminal prosecution, meaning parents are sent to jail while their children are put into government custody. "Tomorrow, the House will vote on legislation to keep families together".
The Democratic mayor said he didn't know until that morning that such large numbers of children taken from their parents were being brought to NY.
Trump's decision came after sustained bipartisan criticism, including from former first ladies who spoke out Monday. If those options are exhausted, authorities must find the "least restrictive" setting for the child who arrived without parents.
Meantime, the Justice Department sought to modify a federal court order that limits United States officials' ability to detain immigrant children longer than 20 days.
Now, with the number of families detained rising during Trump's current immigration crackdown, questions were immediately raised about whether children will be released into foster or other care at the end of 20 days if their parents' immigration proceedings have not wrapped up.
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Trump , Vice President Mike Pence spoke publicly on the issue for the first time at the meeting, ultimately echoing Mr. "Legislation is not the way to go here when it's so easy for the president to sign it".
However and unfortunately, China has determined that it will raise tariffs on $50 billion worth of United States exports. The US announced plans for tariffs this spring, after an investigation into China's intellectual property practices.
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What happens to the children? There are now 12,000 children in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services. Even when the immediate suffering of the 2,000 already taken has passed, many will be affected for life by the trauma .
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