“We are going to see what happens”, Mr. Trump said.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who was verbally attacked by Mr Trump over trade, also said the current U.S. policy of separating child migrants from their parents and detaining them is “unacceptable”.
“President Trump has finally recognized his folly, but this humanitarian crisis should have never happened in the first place”, she said. Nielsen is on her way to the White House to discuss the order with the president and his team.
“We want to keep families together”.
President Trump on Wednesday said that the United States will become “overrun” if he and his administration are weak when it comes to immigration. “Go for it! WIN!”
President Trump said on Wednesday he will be signing an executive order to address his controversial zero-tolerance immigration policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations and brought criticism from Democrats and Republicans.
One of the people said Nielsen, who had become the face of the administrations policy, had little faith that Congress would act to fix the separation issue and felt compelled to act.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, “Anyone who has seen the photos, heard the audio of small children alone and afraid, crying out for their parents, can not help but feel horror and disgust”.
During a speech to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, Trump said the separations were being caused by “Democrat-supported loopholes” that prevent families from being detained together and called for Congress to give him power to detain and deport families.
But images of young children housed in metal cages have set off a nationwide outcry that has reached the White House. The administration wants to keep children in custody with their parents indefinitely. “They really would like to have open borders where anybody in the world can just flow in, including from the Middle East, from anybody anywhere they can just flow into our country”.
He doubled-down hours after a series of tweets on the scandal, writing: ‘Crime in Germany is up 10% plus (officials do not want to report these crimes) since migrants were accepted.
In response, Homeland Security began stepping up referrals in early May, which effectively put the policy into action.
“The U.S. Justice Department is ignoring its legal and moral obligation for the sake of a political agenda at the expense of children and the efforts of state law enforcement officials combating crimes like human trafficking, drug trafficking and gang violence which operate across global borders”, Balderas said in a statement.