Donald Trump: Barack Obama 'Built the Cages' for Children Crossing the Border

Donald Trump: Barack Obama 'Built the Cages' for Children Crossing the Border

Donald Trump: Barack Obama 'Built the Cages' for Children Crossing the Border

During her time as Homeland Security secretary, she oversaw widely condemned policies including the forcible separation of families and the caging of children at the southern border. "We're seeing record numbers of apprehension, large groups and numbers in custody and we've arrived at the breaking point", said Border Patrol official Brian Hastings. Statista If the president "really wanted to put people in cages, he should start with Eric and Donald Junior, just to see how it goes", Kimmel said to cheers and applause from the audience.

The administration got another taste of that this week when a federal judge in California ruled against one of the president's unilateral actions, the "remain in Mexico" policy for Central American asylum-seekers.

He called the caravans an "invasion" by "thugs" and "criminals", and regularly pointed to them as evidence in support of his declaration of a national emergency on the southern border and plans to build a wall there.

U.S. immigration officials have estimated border apprehensions in March topped 100,000.

The 27-page order clarifies that federal immigration officials still have the power to decide whether to detain or release those asylum-seekers when they come back to the U.S.

Amid a leadership shakeup in the top ranks of its immigration agencies, the White House is considering several major changes to immigration policies meant to stem the flow of illegal aliens into the country across the southwest border.

Images of cages with children inside that spread on social media a year ago indeed were from the Obama administration.

In announcing the policy, the Homeland Security Department said it was relying on a section of the immigration law that allows it to return an undocumented immigrant to a "foreign territory contiguous to the United States" while awaiting a deportation proceeding.

To date, more than 700 people, including families, have been returned to Tijuana, and almost 200 more to Mexicali, according to a Mexican immigration official.

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Trump repeatedly but without specifics rails against a "Democrat" law that he wrongly claims to have changed.

The CBP numbers released Tuesday showed that 265,949 migrants from the three "Northern Triangle" countries in Central America were among the 361,087 migrants apprehended at the southern US border in the first six months of fiscal 2019, about the same number as for all of fiscal 2018. He declared a national emergency over the issue earlier this year in an effort to redirect funding from Congress to build a wall along the US southern border.

"They don't want to give Trump any victory on anything, ever", said Rep. John Katko, R-N.Y., a member of the House Homeland Security Committee.

It was not clear if the government will seek a suspension of the ruling during the appeals process.

The San Francisco ninth district judge's order against the migrant policy is not due to go into effect until 12 April, giving USA officials a chance to appeal the ruling.

"The legal question is not whether the MPP is a wise, intelligent, or humane policy, or whether it is the best approach for addressing the circumstances the executive branch contends constitute a crisis", wrote Seeborg.

A third move would tighten the standards for immigrants looking to begin asylum claims at the border.

"I don't have an attorney", one woman told Immigration Judge Scott Simpson last week.

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