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    Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on southern bord

    Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on southern border



    By John Wagner, Nick Miroff, Mike DeBonis


    June 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM



    President Trump and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen repeatedly said only Congress could stop family separation at the border, through legislation. He issued an executive order on June 20. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post)President Trump abruptly reversed course Wednesday, saying he would sign an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over the impact of his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.


    The plan, as described by administration officials, would keep families together in federal custody while awaiting prosecution for illegal border crossings, potentially violating a 1997 court settlement limiting the duration of child detentions.


    “We have to be very strong on the border but at the same time we want to be very compassionate,” Trump said at the White House during a meeting with lawmakers that was opened to the media.
    Trump had repeatedly defended his immigration crackdown, including forcibly separating migrant children from their parents after they crossed the border. But images of young children in tears, housed in metal cages, set off an international outcry.
    Related: [‘The good times for illegals are over’: Trump finds allies in Europe’s anti-immigration movement.


    The Trump administration changed its story on immigrant family separation no fewer than eight times in one week. (JM Rieger/The Washington Post)For days, Trump and his top administration officials were unwilling to unilaterally reverse the separation policy, insisting that congressional action was required.


    The inaction sparked international outrage, including criticism from Pope Francis and opposition from world leaders.


    Trump’s remarks came shortly after House Republican leaders vowed to bring broader immigration legislation up for votes Thursday to address the crisis, despite widespread skepticism that a bill could pass.


    “I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation, I’m sure,” Trump said at the White House, adding that he would still like to see Congress take action later.
    House Republican leaders and more than two dozen lawmakers traveled to the White House on Wednesday afternoon in hopes of rallying support for such legislation that appeared short of the votes needed.


    Separately, Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Senate Republicans privately amid GOP fears about the political fallout from the separation policy. Upon leaving that meeting, Sessions said he had been “working with the White House and others all morning” on the family separation issue.
    Trump’s order is not expected to alter the “zero tolerance” policy itself that the administration put in place in April. Under that policy, the administration has sought to prosecute as many border-crossing offenses as possible, including those involving families with children.


    President Trump met with Republican House members June 19 to discuss immigration legislation, as families are being separated at the border. (Ashleigh Joplin, Joyce Koh/The Washington Post)Because the Justice Department can’t prosecute children along with their parents, the result of the zero-tolerance policy has been a sharp rise in the number of children detained separately.
    On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said 2,342 children have been separated from their parents since last month.


    One administration official said Trump’s order would end separations by keeping families together in immigration detention centers.
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) operates two large detention centers for families in Texas and a smaller one in Pennsylvania, but their combined capacity is about 3,000 beds.


    As of mid-June, the three centers were nearly full, meaning ICE would potentially need to place children in its much larger network of immigration jails for adults.


    That would most likely violate the 1997 “Flores Settlement” agreement that limits the government’s ability to keep children in detention and orders them to be placed in least-restrictive setting possible.
    A subsequent ruling in 2016 bars the government from keeping children in family detention centers for more than 20 days.


    An administration official with knowledge of the plan indicated that the Trump administration was anticipating lawsuits and preparing to litigate Flores in court, particularly if lawmakers fail to approve a legislative fix.


    “It may be easier to overturn the Flores Settlement than get Congress to pass something,” said Mark Krikorian, director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington think tank whose restrictionist views on immigration policy have won broad influence in the White House.


    “Getting rid of the Flores Settlement is the quickest way to solve the problem,” Krikorian said. “The government has been faced with the choice of either splitting the family by detaining the parent and releasing the kid, or just letting the parent go too.”


    Striking down the ruling became a goal of immigration hard-liners, particularly after a 2016 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals limiting the government’s ability to keep children in detention for more than 20 days.


    In most cases, that window is not enough time for those families to go before an immigration judge, so ICE has typically released families together with some form of electronic monitoring.


    The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy broke with that approach by separating families and sending adults to ICE jails while assigning migrant children to shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
    Trump’s executive order would instead keep entire families in ICE detention centers, most likely in violation of the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling on the Flores Settlement.
    Trump’s plans to sign an executive order appeared to catch legislative leaders off guard.


    At a news conference earlier Wednesday, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said he remained hopeful that his chamber would pass a broader immigration bill Thursday that would include provisions aimed at ending the separations that have resulted from the “zero tolerance” policy.


    “We do not want children taken away from their parents,” Ryan (R-Wis.) said. “We can enforce our immigration laws without tearing families apart . . . We are going to take action to keep families together while we enforce our immigration laws.”


    Ryan and other GOP leaders, however, stopped short of predicting passage of a bill that would address other Republican priorities on immigration while also allowing children to remain with their parents while undergoing prosecution for illegally crossing the border.


    Ryan said House leadership is not considering a narrower measure that would only address the family separation crisis, as some members of the chamber have advocated.
    “Right now we’re focused on getting this bill passed,” he said. “If other things happen, we’ll cross those bridges when we get to it.”


    House leaders have been considering two competing bills.
    A so-called “compromise measure” would provide $25 billion for Trump’s long-sought border wall, offer a pathway to citizenship to young undocumented immigrants and keep migrant families together.


    A competing, hard-line bill by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) would not guarantee “dreamers” a path to permanent legal residency, and includes controversial enforcement measures such as the mandatory use of a worker verification program.


    According to three GOP officials familiar with a survey of House Republicans conducted after Trump’s speech, both bills remain well short of the necessary votes to pass. The compromise bill, in particular, is facing doubts from conservatives who are wary of voting for a more moderate bill that probably cannot pass the Senate intact, and that they fear Trump may ultimately abandon.


    Some influential conservative policy groups have started weighing in against the compromise bill. Heritage Action for America announced Tuesday that it would score lawmakers on their votes, declaring, “Passing amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants right before a midterm election would be a grave political miscalculation.”


    The issue has roiled Republicans in the Senate, where lawmakers are drafting narrow legislation to address the issue.


    GOP senators have been coalescing around a framework that would allow families to be detained together, and would rework the docket of immigration cases so those families are sent to the front of the line of migrants waiting for a court hearing.


    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that he hoped the Senate could pass such a bill by the end of the week, although that timeline appeared optimistic.
    While House Republicans scrambled to count votes, Democrats continued to vent their outrage at the family separation policy that has united their party in opposition.
    Before Trump’s announcement, several Democratic lawmakers brought immigrant children to the House floor as the chamber opened for business Wednesday, and they later headed outside to continue their protests against the separation practice — chanting “Shame! Shame!” and vowing to keep up public pressure against the policy.
    “I cried last night when I heard those babies crying,” said Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.). “It’s not right, it’s not fair, and it’s not just.”


    On the Senate floor Wednesday morning, Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) continued to urge Trump to take action to reverse his policy.


    “This is President Trump’s responsibility,” he said. “He could fix it this morning — morning — if he actually wanted to fix it.”


    International condemnation of the Trump administration policy has also continued to build.


    Pope Francis is criticizing the separation of migrant families at the U.S.-Mexican Mexico border and saying that “populism” and “creating psychosis” are not the way to resolve migration problems, according to an interview published Wednesday.


    Speaking to Reuters news agency, the pope said, “It’s not easy, but populism is not the solution.”


    Answering questions from Parliament, meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that “the pictures of children being held in what appear to be cages are deeply disturbing. This is wrong. This is not something we agree with.”



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    We do NOT want them in detention.

    We want these family units and all illegal aliens safely transported into the care and custody of THEIR President within 48 hours.

    These countries MUST take care of their citizens and their children.

    NOW LOAD UP MILITARY TRANSPORT AND START TRANSPORTING THEM HOME!

    NO ASYLUM!

    POVERTY, GANGS, VIOLENCE, RAPE AND MEDICAL ISSUES ARE NOT A CLAIM FOR ASYLM OR THE ENTIRE PLANET WILL BE ON OUR DOORSTEP!

    WE HAVE THOSE SAME ISSUES IN OUR COUNTRY THAT OUR CITIZENS FACE EVERY DAY! THEY ARE NOT FLEEING TO CANADA FOR ASYLUM!
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    President Trump says this will make a lot of people happy.

    He says the borders are tough. No, they are not. They are porous. Fifty to one hundred thousand people coming across a month.

    The president says anyone with a heart would see this when Ivanka and Melania were mentioned by a reporter.


    The question is what is in the executive order? What happens to "zero tolerance."

    Will activists start to sue since there is a signed executive order?
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    So if Trump ignores the Flores Settlement, will the anti-borders crowd sue to *force* the separation of families? That'll be interesting.






    Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on southern border
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    Donald Trump Previews Executive Action to Keep Illegal Immigrant Families Together





    June 20, 2018


    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he would sign a “preemptive” effort to keep illegal immigrant families together, previewing executive action on the issue.
    “We have compassion, we want to keep families together. It’s very important,” Trump said. “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that and the people in this room want to do that and they’re working on various pieces of legislation to get it done.”

    Trump spoke about his plans during a White House meeting with Republican members of Congress about trade and immigration enforcement. His tone was markedly different from comments he made on Tuesday defending his administration’s commitment to enforcing the law.

    “We have to be very strong on the border but at the same time we want to be very compassionate,” he said.

    The president admitted that his executive action might not hold up in the courts, but cited former President Barack Obama’s DACA executive amnesty as an inspiration.
    “When he signed it, he said I’m really not allowed to sign it, I’m going to sign it anyway,” he said commenting that several judges actually held up the legality of Obama’s executive action.

    Establishment Republicans grew increasingly nervous about the dramatic media coverage of the zero tolerance border enforcement policies, signaled growing concern during the meeting.

    Trump said he wanted more legal immigrants coming into the United States based on merit.

    “We’re going to need those people because we have so many companies coming to the country,” he said.

    Trump reminded the members that many smugglers were traveling with unrelated children to make it easier to enter the country.

    “They use these children as passports to come into this country,” he said.
    The president said that ultimately wanted a comprehensive immigration bill, but was ready to act now to respond to the crisis.

    He also canceled the annual congressional picnic at the White House which was scheduled for Thursday.

    “It didn’t feel exactly right to me,” Trump said, referring to the current crisis at the border.



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    Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families
    3:28 PM Jun 20, 2018



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    Trump to Sign ‘Preemptive’ Order to End Family Separations at Border


    June 20, 2018


    President Trump said Wednesday that he would sign an executive order, drafted by Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, ending the practice of separating children from their parents after families are caught attempting to cross the border illegally.


    Trump indicated that he would sign the order to end his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration-enforcement policy, which has thus far separated roughly 2,000 children from parents who are awaiting trial. The order is expected to ensure that families remain together in specially equipped detention centers during their prosecution.


    “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that. I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I’m sure,” Trump told the White House press pool.


    Administration officials reportedly expect a legal challenge to the new policy of detaining families together due to a 1997 order that mandates children be released from federal custody after 20 days.
    Trump’s newfound willingness to act unilaterally to end family separation stands in sharp contrast to his repeated insistence that the practice could only be interrupted through legislative action.


    The president’s comments came moments after Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the House will vote Thursday on immigration legislation that, in addition to increasing funding for border security and granting amnesty to Dreamers, would end the family separation policy and fund family detention centers. In a concession to conservatives, the House is also expected to vote Thursday on a more hardline immigration bill that does not address family separations; though neither bill has the requisite Democratic support to pass.



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    Trump seems ready to keep families together in defiance of 9th Circuit's interpretation of Flores settlement




    Trump to Sign ‘Preemptive’ Order to End Family Separation at the Border
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post


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    Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families
    3:28 PM Jun 20, 2018



    NOT EVERY PERSON ON THE PLANET CAN COME HERE "FOR A BETTER LIFE" IVANKA!

    THEY NEED A "BETTER LIFE" ON THEIR SOIL

    OUR CITIZENS AND OUR CHILDREN'S QUALITY OF LIFE IS SUFFERING FROM THIS...YOURS ARE NOT. WE CANNOT AFFORD TO GIVE WELFARE, FOOD STAMPS, HOUSING, MEDICAL CARE AND CASH ALLOWANCE TO EVERY PERSON WHO SHOWS UP ON OUR DOORSTEP!

    YOU ARE FORCING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS TO SACRIFICE OUR PAYCHECKS AND HAND THEM OVER TO ILLEGAL ALIENS!

    YOUR CHILDREN ARE IN NICE SAFE SCHOOLS, HAVE THE BEST CLOTHES, HOMES AND VACATIONS YOUR MONEY CAN BUY! OURS DO NOT HAVE THAT LUXURY!
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