Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Explained

Trump’s Immigration Executive Order Explained

Advocates slammed Trump's executive order, saying it ended the separation of families only to require that DHS jail children along with their parents while criminal prosecutions proceeded.

WASHINGTON — At the end of remarks from President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and others in the cabinet room, reporters shouted questions about the border separations. That's what he did on Wednesday.

The separations began after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in early April that all immigrants apprehended while crossing the US-Mexico border illegally should be criminally prosecuted.

Trump said his immigration policy "continues to be zero tolerance". They were transferred to a residential center near Dilley, Texas, where she was told that she and her family had a credible asylum claim, but that her sons would be taken to a shelter in NY while she remained in Texas.

Trump mentioned the influence of First Lady Melania and his daughter Ivanka. Trump is seeking to have the settlement overturned, but his Justice Department said Wednesday that the 20-day policy essentially remains in effect until Congress or the courts take action to change that.

Nielsen traveled to Capitol Hill Wednesday afternoon to brief lawmakers. And members on the fence over pending immigration legislation headed to the White House to meet with Trump.

Passage of the bill was always a long shot, but failure may now come at a steeper price as Republicans - and Trump - have raised expectations that, as the party in control of Congress and the White House, they can fix the nation's long-standing immigration problems. "They really would like to have open borders where anybody in the world can just flow in, including from the Middle East, from anybody anywhere they can just flow into our country". "But I am working on something - it never ends!" Over 2,700 children have been isolated from their parents since October, pressuring capacity at facilities amid a crackdown by law enforcement officials. More than 2,300 minors were taken from their parents between early May and early June, according to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security.

Children Separated From Parents At The Border Heard In Heartbreaking New Audio
Trump has repeatedly, falsely asserted that a law passed by Democrats is to blame for the family-separation policy. He tweets , "Has anyone been looking at the Crime taking place south of the border", calling it "historic".

Signing the order, Mr Trump insisted that he would remain tough on border security and that he wanted the measures to be backed by legislation. He says his administration was put "in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law" because of "Congress's failure to act" and "court orders". On Monday evening, she faced protesters at her home.

But others pushed back on the idea that Homeland Security had led the rollback. Yet his executive order will surely face a legal challenge, since the left won't rest until it forces him to end his "zero tolerance" policy.

Although Trump's crackdown is aimed at deterring irregular migration to the U.S., the North American country has witnessed has witnessed a surge since October, with many migrants fleeing violence and extreme poverty in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

So, does the new executive order stop all this?

At issue is a 1997 court settlement that bars the feds from detaining migrant children (even with their parents) for more than 20 days.

And children at the shelters were found to be "hysterical, crying and acting out".

In 2015, a federal judge in Los Angeles expanded the terms of the settlement, ruling that it applies to children who are caught with their parents as well as to those who come to the USA alone.

The plaintiffs argue that border agents and detention officials "sadistically tease and taunt parents and children with the prospect of separation, and doing so using words and tones indicating that Defendants' employees and agents enjoy the pain and suffering that the very idea of separation causes to parents and children". The decision did not state parents must be released.

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