Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Ivanka Urged Donald Trump To Address Separation Of Migrant Families

Ivanka Urged Donald Trump To Address Separation Of Migrant Families

"This comes back to the larger fact about Donald Trump and his administration, which is that they talk about their scandals and their self-made crises better than anyone and with a bigger megaphone than anyone", said one Democratic strategist involved in midterm races, who was granted anonymity to frankly discuss the politics of the family separations.

"The Trump Administration must reverse its policy of prosecuting vulnerable people fleeing three of the most risky countries on earth, who are attempting to seek safe haven in America". Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Trump continued to falsely place the blame squarely on the shoulders of Democrats in Congress.

Particularly worrisome, Republican operatives say, is that the images and sound of children in detention facilities could have a lasting impact with suburban women and drown out the economic-success message the party has been pushing.

The Trump administration has defended the policy of mandatory arrests of all people crossing the border illegally, which prompts separation of children from their parents as their case awaits adjudication.

Meanwhile, Democrats spent Wednesday morning calling on Trump and congressional Republicans to end the policy in speeches on the House floor. "We want to be strong at the border but we also want to be compassionate", Trump said.

Congressman Chris Collins said Trump mentioned his daughter had "seen the images" and said they should deal with the crisis "for a lot of reasons", according to CNN.

Republicans were scrambling to update their approach ahead of a visit from Trump, who called earlier in the day for Congress to approve what he called a third option to address the family separations.

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said 2,342 children have been separated from their parents since last month.

"What we have done today is we are keeping families together", Trump said as he signed the executive order.

"I do not favor separating families".

Top conservatives, including key Trump allies, have introduced bills to keep the migrant families together. Sen.

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The effort would mark a dramatic turnaround for an administration that has been insisting, wrongly, that it has no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of the law and a court decision.

"I'm with you 100 percent", Trump said, according to Shah.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters that all Senate Republicans are supporting the plan.

Another user asked him to donate to RAICES Texas, an organisation that helps with legal defences for immigrants to the United States, or to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), one of the biggest pro-civil rights groups in the US. The official did not know what prompted Trump to change course.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Council of Europe and Pope Francis all took issue with the "zero tolerance" policy.

"We want a country with heart". Because any illegal border crossing is prosecuted, parents and children are separated during the legal process. This has sparked anger over the appearance that his administration is effectively holding children hostage for political concessions.

Cruz's bill would double the number of federal immigration judges, authorize new temporary shelters to house migrant families and limit the processing of asylum cases to no more than 14 days - a goal immigrant advocates say would be hard to meet. "Really appreciate your backing us over the years".

But passage of the House bill remains in doubt even after President Donald Trump met with lawmakers this week to support an immigration fix. Instead, the children could be detained with their parents for extended periods.

"We need to embrace our legacy as a safe haven for the persecuted and stop subjecting bona-fide refugees to further trauma by locking them up while they pursue their lawful claims to relief", Tonello said. In the order, the president also directs Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a request in U.S. District Court in California to modify the Flores settlement so that the families could be detained together until their court dates.

In 2016, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that child migrants who came to the border with parents and were held in custody must be released.

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