President signs order to end family separation at the border

President signs order to end family separation at the border

But children already separated will not be immediately reunited with their families as the order did not cover existing cases.

"I will tell you that attack on children yesterday had a big impact on me - big impact", Mr. Trump said at the time.

Cincinnati resident Andrew Pappas supported President Donald Trump's decision to separate children from parents who crossed the border illegally because, he said, it got Congress talking about immigration reform.

It's also unclear whether Trump's order will stand up to legal muster.

"Basically you can only hold people for 20 days so it keeps the families together for at least that period of time while we hopefully get a legislative fix", said Representative Mark Meadows, chair of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, after the briefing.

Trump signs executive order to end migrant family separation at border. "This will solve that problem and at the same time we are keeping a very strong border".

Video footage of children sitting in cages and an audiotape of wailing children had sparked anger as the images were broadcast worldwide.

Democrats have said that the situation is Trump's fault, and accused him of using the children as leverage to force them to negotiate on immigration and the president's long-promised border wall.

The order is titled "Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation".

According to a White House official, US first lady Melania Trump "has been making her opinion known" to her husband that he needs to do whatever he can to keep families of migrants together. And he said Trump was simply being Trump.

"Ivanka feels very strongly", Trump said. I feel very strongly about it.

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"I would do nearly anything to deter the people from Central America to getting on this very, very unsafe network that brings them up through Mexico into the United States", he said. Instinctively combative and fond of chaos, Trump usually digs in on controversial policies, rather than backing down.

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.

Top Democratic leader Congressman Joe Crowley said while this order stops the separation of children from their parents, it does not end the administration's despicable policy of unreasonably detaining asylum seekers and families fleeing violence.

Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround. Any attempt by the government to modify the agreement would likely face opposition from the lawyers who negotiated it, according to representatives of immigrant rights organizations. Held in caged detention centers where employees are not allowed to comfort them, the children ― many of whom are young babies and toddlers ― are experiencing something traumatic enough to trigger lifelong health consequences, doctors say. The biggest change here is that families will be detained together while their cases are being prosecuted.

"This executive order would replace one crisis for another. If the president thinks placing families in jail indefinitely is what people have been asking for, he is grossly mistaken", Anthony Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement.

But the president said the "zero tolerance" policy, under which every adult caught crossing the border illegally will be detained and prosecuted, will continue.

Trump said there was a need to sustain his "zero tolerance" policy to prevent crime, which he blames illegal immigrants for. Many Republicans fear a backlash from the Republican base if they vote for the legislation and Trump turns against it. "Working to resolve a communication issue on the compromise immigration bill".

Both House bills, which Democrats and immigration advocacy groups oppose, would fund Trump's proposed wall and reduce legal migration, in part by denying visas for some relatives of US residents and citizens living overseas.

"I didn't want my name attached to that", he said of the bill he decried as amnesty for immigrants who are in the US illegally.

The other, a slightly less severe measure supported by the House leadership, would also restrict legal immigration, but wouldn't require E-Verify and provides a path to citizenship for dreamers.

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