President Trump is signing an executive order regarding the administration's "zero tolerance" policy amid nationwide outcry for the Trump White House to roll back the practice of family separation at the USA border.
Yes. Trump and many of his top officials insisted for days that the president lacked the ability to unilaterally end family separations at the border, instead arguing that congressional action was necessary.
"Getting rid of the Flores Settlement is the quickest way to solve the problem", Krikorian said.
Before Wednesday, the zero-tolerance policy required adults to be sent to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service, while children were sent to centers run by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The president says his administration is trying to balance rigorous enforcement of US immigration laws and pursue its policy of maintaining family unity.
Activists are especially concerned that there isn't a formal system for reuniting immigrant parents with their children after their court proceedings are over.
Under previous USA administrations, immigrants caught crossing the border for the first time tended to be issued with court summonses and released. Those children have been placed in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement under the Department of Health and Human Services, which manages care for unaccompanied minors.
Die-hard Trump supporters remained steadfast even as heart-rending photos of children held in cages and audio of terrified children crying out for their parents stoked outrage among Democrats and Republicans alike. "If you smuggle illegal aliens across an extraordinarily unsafe journey, we will prosecute you". It is still very early and we are awaiting further guidance on the matter. It's been left out in the cold. She said she speaks to her sons once or twice a week and they express "fear, distress, no understanding of what the future holds".
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Wolfe spoke hours after President Trump signed the order reversing the separation policy after days of public uproar. If caving into intense political pressure wasn't enough of a setback for the president, his executive order also misspelled the word "separation" as "seperation". Family detention is also inhumane and harmful to children.
It's unclear whether the president is supportive of the measure.
In 2015, a federal judge in Los Angeles expanded the terms of the settlement, ruling that it applies to children who are caught with their parents as well as to those who come to the USA alone.
The order does not end a "zero tolerance" policy that calls for criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally.
This meeting marks Mr. Trump's second meeting with Congress this week, following his meeting with House GOP members Tuesday, in the midst of a backlash over the separation of immigrant children from their parents who enter the country illegally through the southern border.
The measure would also offer protections to another vulnerable group - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients - who are undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.
A potential executive order could emerge as a fallback option for the administration if it wants to alleviate the crisis should the House bill not pass - but talk that it is a possibility seems likely to undermine momentum for Republican senators to take a tough immigration vote.
"There has to be some substantial change in circumstances that merits a change in the agreement", said Gulasekaram. "We don't want children taken away from parents, but right now under the law, as we sit with these law makers, we only have two choices before us: number one, don't prosecute people who come into our country illegally". "And we also add new judges so that we can expedite the hearing they're entitled to, and dispose of their case either by sending them back together as a family or admitting them into the country as a family". Because of those fraudulent claims, Nielsen said, the United States faced a backlog with hundreds of thousands of cases.