Now, Democrats, whose policies have contributed to the separation of parents from children – I refer to Aid to Families with Dependent Children, one provision of which, enacted by numerous states, disqualified families from receiving benefits if any adult male was found living in the house – want us to believe they are overwhelmed with empathy at the sight of crying kids along our southern border.
The new order means that immigrant families will still be prosecuted for entering the country illegally, though now they will be detained together “indefinitely” at facilities that still may need to be built, as The New York Times reports.
It followed Paul Ryan’s announcement that the House of Representatives would vote on a bill which would keep families arriving at the Mexican border together.
FILE – In this June 18, 2018 file photo, Akemi Vargas, 8, cries as she talks about being separated from her father during an immigration family separation protest in front of the Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. District Court building in Phoenix.
Everyone acknowledges the Goodlatte bill doesn’t have the votes to pass, and it looks as though the compromise bill – which, we should note, is still very harsh – will also lose enough hard-liners to fall short. It’s been just left out in the cold. “We’re also not going to let people just step all over us and try and rearrange what was agreed to at the 11th hour”. And if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart.
May said she she “unequivocally” believed what the U.S. administration was doing on its border was “wrong”. We also don’t know if the children accompanying them are theirs.
But losing the support of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of about 30 conservative Republicans, could sink the compromise bill, which is slated to get a vote Thursday evening alongside a more conservative measure.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was “tragic and shocking” to see the children held in cages at migrant camps as their parents were taken off for prosecution.
“I’m glad he’s taking some action, but the real action ought to be – he ought to be engaged with us in meaningful immigration reform so we don’t have this crisis in the first place”, Sen.
But Mark Krikorian, executive director of the D.C. -based Center for Immigration Studies supported the president.
The House of Representatives planned to vote on Thursday on two bills created to halt family separations and address a range of other immigration issues. They crossed through Mexico to reach the US border. “But I am working on something – it never ends!” “Trump’s order replaces one crisis for another: children don’t belong in jail at all, even with their parents, under any circumstances”.
There is no official policy for keeping parents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody informed of where their children are, other than a 2017 directive, which provides guidance regarding undocumented parents “who have a direct interest in family court or child welfare proceedings in the United States”.
The mayor said the youngest child at the Cayuga Center is nine months old.
A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services – which is responsible for housing and caring for the already separated children – told NBC News it has no new orders on how to handle the children in its custody. In recent days, many have taken to social media to criticize Ivanka Trump for not speaking out publicly on the issue.
“It looked like the kids were being treated very well”, the mayor said, but added several arrived with lice, bed bugs or chicken pox. “This is a ploy by the White House to distract people from the real issue of whether we’re detaining children at all”.