The little girl is among the multitude of immigrant children who have been separated from their family as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, where any adult who crosses the border illegally will face criminal prosecution.
Several Democratic lawmakers, including Senators Jeff Merkley of OR and Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, are traveling to the Rio Grande Valley area in Texas on Sunday to meet with USA border authorities and tour a former Walmart Inc. store that’s been converted into a detention center for almost 1,500 immigrant boys. This is why we need more Republicans elected in November. I mean, I hate to say it, that’s the law and he’s enforcing the law, ‘ he said.
According to ABC News, more than two dozen of the largest religious groups in the US have asked the Trump administration to revoke the zero-tolerance policy and stop separating families. “I…[condemn] the continued use of family separation at the U.S./Mexico border…” Senator, on this other issue of immigration – do you support the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy that is leading to the separation of parents and children when they cross illegally into the U.S.? SEN.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.
They did, however, decide to vastly expand the detention of immigrant families, opening new facilities along the border where women and young children were held for long periods while they awaited a chance to have their cases processed.
Earlier in the day, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway attempted to distance the Trump administration from the rise of migrant children separated from their parents at the Mexican border. Republican Senator Susan Collins of ME said Sunday the number “may well be higher”.
‘Democrats can fix their forced family breakup at the Border by working with Republicans on new legislation, for a change! “Those under 5 should get us all running around with our hair on fire to get this practice stopped”. “Go for it! WIN!”
“Democrats in Congress have opposed every measure that would close these immigration loopholes and bring this slaughter to an end”, he said.
Other Trump allies are unapologetic. Sessions has also taken steps to restrict people fleeing gang or domestic violence from seeking asylum in the U.S.
Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives will introduce legislation this week aimed at stopping separations, mirroring a similar Senate bill sponsored by Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
“We have laws about asylum, people can come to this country and they can request asylum if they’re fleeing violence in their home country, and the price of trying to save yourself and the lives of your family should not be the separation of your family”, King told Portland-based CBS affiliate WGME on Friday.
In response to the rally, Denham released a statement to The Washington Post expressing optimism that the Republican House bill would end the practice.
“I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command.to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained the government for his purposes”, he said.
“Detention center employees have covered the window with paper to block our view”, said New Jersey Rep. Bill Pascrell. Bob Goodlatte, said he had spoken to Trump on Saturday and that the president “is fully committed to both of these bills”.
“Trump is literally holding children hostage to get his unpopular border wall”, she writes.
Protesters gathered outside as the lawmakers made their way into the facility, only to be greeted by detention officials who seemed to be caught off guard by the visit. He also plans stops at a border patrol station and a port of entry.
Many Democrats have shied away from overly politicizing the situation at the border.
‘Give us your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…and we will lock their children in cages with tin-foil blankets.