Skip to comments.Trump plans executive action to prevent family separations at border
Posted on 06/20/2018 10:10:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Trump is planning to sign an executive order to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally -- a step that could avoid the family separations that have triggered a national outcry and political crisis for Republicans.
The action under consideration would allow children to stay in detention with parents for an extended period of time, Fox News has learned. This comes as congressional Republicans scramble to draft legislation to address the same issue, but face challenges mustering the votes.
Trump previewed the new measure, while holding out hope for legislation, during remarks to reporters during a meeting Wednesday with lawmakers.
"Ill be signing something in a little while [to keep families together]," he said, calling the move "somewhat preemptive" and stressing it would "be matched by legislation." He also said he's canceling the upcoming congressional picnic, adding: "It didn't feel exactly right to me."
Shorty afterward, he clarified that he will sign an executive order before leaving for Minnesota late Wednesday afternoon.
The separations stem from the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which aims to prosecute all illegal border crossers. But because of a 1997 order and related decisions, children cannot be detained for longer than 20 days with the adults.
Sources told Fox News that such an executive action by Trump could be seen to run afoul of the 1997 order and would likely draw a lawsuit. But the White House wants to try to take steps to uphold the enforcement of the law, while at the same time lessening the trauma of children being separated from their parents.
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1) Do what you are doing now
2) Let them go (Catch and Release)
3) Jail the kids with the adults.(A court order forbids this without a law change)
Only #2 will be treated as acceptable.
Well, Trump lost this one. If ryan is not removed, expect a lot more of this kind of caving. These short timers are going to do as much damage as they can before they go. There is no tomorrow for them if they do not deliver for their future employers. I believe it is going to hurt us come midterms, very badly.
Build the fence and they can’t get a foothold in our country and a claim on our country’s generous freebies to people ‘in need’. I say this as I’m living frugally and putting every spare dollar aside to pay my municipal and school taxes in August.
Wrong answer. They should continue to enforce the law.
Send 500 Judges to border now!! Arrest and put them in front of the Judge. Fly them out immediately.
Wait till a couple fights break out.
These illegals charged with illegal entry get a free lawyer.
All the free lawyer has to do is to file a motion to keep a client family together.
The judge will rubber stamp it and Ilicita Familia will be kept together.
> “Trump plans executive action to prevent family separations at border”
Yes, it’s called a Wall.
Reunite them in their home countries when they are deported.
Im a new never Trumper,never republican never conservative and really
Just gonna stop caring. Have fun yall
“I believe it is going to hurt us come midterms, very badly.”
worry, worry, worry
Man up and support your president. The system is fraught with hurdles and it won’t be easy to jump them all.
But at least he’s trying. What else would you have him do? Please justify your response.
Not sure where I heard this but supposedly there is money from the Omnibus for more immigration judges, for this purpose. But theyre not hired yet or something like that.
That would be ideal solution w/out EO. Arrest them as a family, go straight to a judge & promptly deported.
Thank you. Perfect analysis.
So where is the executive order? Where’s the “cave”?
What else would you have him do?
Continue to enforce the law as they are doing now.
Listening to Rush right now he believes someone is going to get killed over this...as such Trump maybe is doing this to keep the next civil war from happening. I trust Trump and hope we can all continue to back him...what else do we have?
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