How the Trump administration's story on family separations changed

How the Trump administration's story on family separations changed

How the Trump administration's story on family separations changed

President Trump told pool reporters at the White House he will be signing an executive order Wednesday afternoon to change current zero tolerance policies for illegal aliens who cross the border with children.

"But we have to do more than say 'this isn't who we are", Obama wrote.

Trump has signed an executive order to end the policy that he implemented previously, but the actual effect on the ground remains to be seen. Ryan has stated he does not support separation of families.

The news in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents.

Donald J. Trump is not the first president to use cruelty to stem migration.

President Donald Trump's administration separated nearly 2,000 immigrant children from their parents at the border over the span of six weeks from mid-April through May.

On Capitol Hill, some who have criticized the policy sounded cautiously optimistic. Very important. We're going to be signing an executive order.

It's unclear whether the president is supportive of the measure.

Ms Nielsen is understood to be going to the White House to discuss the border problems with Mr Trump's team.

Trump had tweeted earlier Wednesday, "It's the Democrats fault, they won't give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation. They really would like to have open borders where anybody in the world can just flow in, including the Middle East", said Trump. Under the Obama administration, such families were usually referred for civil deportation proceedings, not requiring separation. Over 2,300 children have been separated from their parents since the policy was enacted. "Tomorrow, the House will vote on legislation to keep families together".

More than 50 people pushed strollers through the streets of Newark and gathered in front of the federal building where more than a dozen mothers breastfeed their babies Friday in a "Nurse-in" to protest the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families.

"Along with millions of Americans across the country, we refuse to be silent until every single infant, toddler, and child that Donald Trump's administration has ripped from their parents' arms is returned to them; all immigrants and families who are being needlessly and possibly illegally detained are freed; and the people who organized, perpetrated, and cheered on this immoral assault on human decency are brought to justice in the courts and at the ballot box". She was heckled at a restaurant Tuesday evening and has faced protesters at her home.

But others pushed back on the idea that Homeland Security had led the rollback.

The comments come amid news that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been working on executive action that would end the separation process. The official did not know what prompted Trump to change course.

The Democratic mayor said he didn't know until that morning that such large numbers of children taken from their parents were being brought to NY.

The children are classified as unaccompanied minors, a legal term generally used for children who cross the border alone and have a possible sponsor in the USA willing to care for them.

"I am appalled by the reports and images from detention facilities in Texas and other states along the border, where more than 2,300 children have been separated from their parents by border patrol agents", Lee wrote in a letter to the United Nations. The decision did not state parents must be released.

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