Confusion at United States border after Trump's order to stop family separations

Angelo Anderson
June 24, 2018

But as with the case of the travel ban, the reality of a vastly complicated bureaucratic system is colliding head-on with Trump's shoot-from-the-hip use of executive power.

The whiplash-inducing move caught several people by surprise.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTom Arnold claims to have unreleased "tapes" of Trump Cohen distances himself from Tom Arnold, says they did not discuss Trump US military indefinitely suspends two training exercises with South Korea MORE on Saturday defended his administration for treating migrant children detained at the border "much better" than former President Obama's administration, amid controversy over immigration policies that have separated thousands of children from their parents.

"What we need from the president is for him to sign a good immigration bill, and he and his team have indicated that he will".

The Villages confirmed Thursday that it has a federal contract to house 50 unaccompanied immigrant children at its seven group homes in Topeka and Lawrence.

Even when parents and children aren't separated, they are often housed in adjacent cells that keep them apart, the lawmakers said.

"We'll not rest until our border is secure, our citizens are safe and we end this immigration crisis once and for all", the president added.

When President Barack Obama tried to house children in detention centres during an influx of youngsters in 2014, his policy was deemed illegal by a judge in California - and any indefinite stays will likely lead to legal challenges for Mr Trump, too.

She asked Art Del Cueto, president of the Border Patrol Union in Tucson, Arizona, about the "misrepresentations" about the situation at the border and the attacks on U.S. Border Patrol agents.

I had no objective, but President Trump coming down that escalator that day and talking about illegal immigration stopped me in my tracks.

Federal agencies have been struggling to meet his demands for "zero-tolerance" enforcement measures.


Immigration authorities on Friday issued a notice that they may seek up to 15,000 beds to detain families.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, right, speaks while White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, left, and Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Kevin McAleenan, look on. In some courts, the average wait for an immigration hearing was over 1400 days; some hearings are being scheduled beyond 2021 before an available slot on the docket is found.

"Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world", Trump tweeted Friday.

The headline did not appear on The Drudge Report on Saturday morning.

Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said lawmakers who are counting on Trump to provide a presidential nudge should reconsider.

Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representative still plan to bring an immigration bill up for a vote next week, despite President Donald Trump's urgings on Friday to drop the effort until after November's elections. "We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!"

"We really do care about what's going on and we wanted to get that message out", Clark told the Herald in a phone interview.

He acknowledged that passing the bill would be an "uphill fight".

"We want people in our country based on merit, not based on a draw where other countries put their absolute worst in a bin and they start drawing people", he said told the victim families, also known as "angel families".

Speaker Paul Ryan had no immediate comment on Friday about the president's change of course.

The "Angel Families", as they've been dubbed, reiterated Trump's point, emphasizing that the separation from their loved ones was permanent, as they were killed by "illegal aliens", and not temporary, like the migrant families at the border.

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