Republicans turn on Trump's 'cruel' border policy

Republicans turn on Trump's 'cruel' border policy

Republicans turn on Trump's 'cruel' border policy

The President did not specifically endorse compromise legislation crafted by Republicans in the House or spend much time laying out his directives on what he needs to end his self-created crisis of family separation at the U.S. -Mexico border.

It was then announced that there will be an increase in criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and their children would be placed in protective custody. We could have - child separation - we're stuck with these disgusting laws.

Trump discussed immigration during remarks in front of the National Federation of Independent Business's 75th anniversary celebration.

In the audio, immigration officers can be heard mocking those detained. "That's traumatising to the children who are innocent victims, and it is contrary to our values in this country".

Many lawmakers say he could simply reverse the administration's "zero tolerance" policy and keep families together. "These children did not make the choice to cross the border and shouldn't be punished for it", she said.

The family separations and detentions of children, highlighted by videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children, have sparked anger at home from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation overseas.

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, a Brookline Democrat who attended a rally on the U.S. -Mexico border over Father's Day weekend, meanwhile, spoke out against the Trump administration's policy during a Tuesday morning event at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. Previously, many of these people only faced the regular immigration-processing system without being prosecuted. A reporter played the audio of children screaming after being separated from their parents-which had no visible effect on these monsters.

"Ultimately, we have to have a real border, not judges", Trump said. "I'd like to say it's un-American, but it's happening right now in America".

What are the immigration bills before Congress?

Trump: "We don't want judges, we want security on the border".

The White House is revealing one way the children of undocumented immigrants can stay together with their parents and other adult family members.

President Trump visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with anxious Republicans who hoped he'd help them put out the firestorm he started with his decision to separate parents and children.

Mr. Trump has said he will sign either bill into law.

But it remains an open question how Trump will respond.

Still, the President does have close allies who loudly agree with his policies - and undoubtedly many more supporters quietly agreeing in front of their televisions.

Correction: June 19, 2018 12:00 am - A previous photo caption incorrectly referred to a meeting between President Trump and members of Congress as having taken place on Tuesday. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn who have already announced they're writing a counterpiece of legislation Is it that hard for Republicans to get behind a Democrat-introduced piece of legislature, or are they really willing to let children sleep in cages where babies have their diapers changed by other children so Republicans can take their sweet time throwing together their own version of legislation?

White House spokesman Raj Shah, in a statement after the session, attempted to clear up any confusion, and stressed that Trump endorsed both proposals. Prosecutors' time is better spent fighting terrorism, human trafficking and drug smuggling than going after border jumpers, who would face a maximum sentence of just a year in prison.

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, teared up as he pleaded with Republicans on the panel to end what he called "internment camps".

Almost 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Mr Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

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