Fact check: Trump overstates order on family separation

Migrants wait to be assisted by volunteers in a Humanitarian Respite Centre in the border town of McAllen Texas

Migrants wait to be assisted by volunteers in a Humanitarian Respite Centre in the border town of McAllen Texas

Congressional Republicans are racing to find legislative options to stop a White House policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the USA border amid widespread condemnation of the practice. "And we're going to work on that". Feinstein's office to let her know I want to help her put a stop to this human rights disaster at the border.

Senate Republicans are also moving to block Trump's policy.

Republicans said their bill, the Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act, wouldn't provide incentives for illegal immigration.

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"What the bill says in effect is that if someone allegedly enters the country illegally, and claims asylum, the prosecution and therefore the arrest for the misdemeanor of the illegal entry can not be pursued while the political asylum claim is being pursued", Nadler said in an interview with TIME Monday. However, there is no similar evidence showing the conditions in which girls and younger children are now being held.

The order does not end the "zero-tolerance" policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally. Since children can not be held in an adult facility or for extended an period of time, they're placed into the custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Hickenlooper said it is "deeply troubling that the U.S. Government would participate in such inhumane actions".

Senate Republicans are attempting to coalesce around legislation to address in a narrow, targeted way the "zero tolerance" policy that's led to family separation.

"We will not apologize for doing our job", Nielsen said Monday. I think the answer to family separation is: "Don't separate families while you're enforcing the law", Cornyn told reporters.

Most adult immigrants accused of illegally crossing into the United States of America are charged with illegal entry, a federal misdemeanor that can result in fines and up to six months in prison. At United Airlines, CEO Oscar Munoz said that while he had not found any evidence that children separated from their parents had been flown on United aircraft, the company requested that federal officials not do so in the future. Those who are detained have no idea how their legal cases will unfold.


"He said, 'Politically, this is bad, '" said Rep. "Parents have legal rights", Cuomo said.

This all as the President makes clear he won't reverse course - and his Capitol Hill meeting Tuesday failed to move the ball forward on a compromise bill.

Senate Democrats have rallied behind a bill from Sen. "You can do it. Mr. President, you started it, you can stop it".

He said his bill would build temporary shelters where immigrant families could stay together in cases where there was no threat to the children's safety, double the number of federalimmigration judges and speed handling of asylum applications.

Chris Wilson, a Republican pollster involved in Senate races, said the controversy was particularly potent in House districts that contain a significant Hispanic population or have large pockets of highly-educated, moderate Republicans.

"She's gone around the country advocating for sanctuary cities", Beth Lindstrom, the GOP hopeful, said about Warren. -Mexican border to at least three "tender age" shelters in South Texas. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others that would allow detained families to stay together in custody while expediting their hearings and possible deportation proceedings.

But a 1997 landmark settlement known as the Flores agreement that generally bars the government from keeping children in immigration detention for more than 20 days remains in place. He said he was open to Cruz's call for additional judges.

But even after the meeting, it was unclear whether Trump favored that bill over a more hard-line measure supported by conservatives.

He also said it was "startling that the president goes to Capitol Hill to talk to lawmakers about a crisis" and uses the session to raise "some perceived personal slight".

Democrats have legislation of their own that would prohibit family separations within 100 miles of the USA border except special circumstances, such as abuse or neglect of the children.


No Republicans have signed onto that legislation. He used the loaded term "infest" to reference the influx of immigrants entering the country illegally.

Stull said a link to the letter was sent to the headmaster on Tuesday, however alumni are still signing it. Tom Cotton of Arkansas, an immigration hard-liner.

"I'll be signing something in a little while that's going to do that", Trump said Wednesday in reference to family separations at the border.

"All we need is good legislation and we get it taken care of".

"This is a bill the President supports", said the California Republican who'd like to replace Ryan when he retires.

But it would need another 118 votes, which would mean Republican support, to even advance to the Senate, where its chances would be even slimmer of passing.

Republican Senator John McCain condemned the practice in a statement on Monday, saying.

Democrats say the crisis is of Trump's own making, and accuse him of using children as pawns.

Many Republicans in the House have sought more clarity from Trump before giving their backing to the broader immigration bills, which also offer different remedies for other provisions on protecting "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation and funding for Trump's border wall.

Centrist Republicans are increasing the pressure already with an ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdGGGXDklRI shared exclusively with Reuters, that will be released online by the centrist group New Way on Wednesday.


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