Published: Sat, June 23, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

Trump signs executive order stopping family separation policy

De Blasio said staff members reported seeing about 350 children since the launch of the "zero tolerance" policy.

However, a Health and Human Services official told the New York Times that the more than 2300 children who have already been torn apart from their families will not be reunited immediately, as their parents remain in custody for their immigration proceedings.

"Ivanka feels very strongly", Trump said.

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision. Schumer alleged that this crisis was wilfully and purposefully created by Trump through his zero tolerance policy at the border. Media reports have appeared about heart-rending scenes of children crying for their parents.

The president and his top aides have insisted for days that they had no choice but to separate children from their parents due to unspecified US laws.


Passage of the bill was always a long shot, but failure may now come at a steeper price as Republicans - and Trump - have raised expectations that, as the party in control of Congress and the White House, they can fix the nation's long-standing immigration problems. Throughout her time in the administration, she has sought to position herself above the fray, arguing in interviews that her focus is on policy and that she is more effective working behind the scenes if she disagrees with her father.

Meanwhile, American Airlines has asked the federal government to refrain from using its flights to transport migrant children who have been separated from their families.

Anastasia Tonello, president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association said the detention of families - parents and children - who pose no flight risk or danger to the community is simply "unacceptable, abrogates global responsibilities to refugees, and goes against our country's most fundamental values".

"[We] have to do more than say 'this isn't who we are.'" he wrote.

However, the effort to keep families united would be accomplished in a way that does not seem like a humane solution.

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Most of the children are 9 and younger and are housed in detention shelters or foster homes overseen by government-contracted shelters, the organizations said Wednesday. But now, with the executive order, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will take custody of the entire family.

By signing his decree, the Republican billionaire removes the "urgency" with which parliamentarians still felt this morning they had to act, said Republican Senator Marco Rubio, while pushing for a law is still approved to engrave in the legislative marble the will not to separate families.

Trump's opponents, however, were not satisfied with the executive order, asserting that this was not enough.

Essentially, this means that after the 20-day mark, children may still be separated from their parents.

As quickly as Trump reversed course on the separation matter, speculation mounted over the fate of the advisers who crafted the policy: Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Miller, the 32-year-old policy aide who has drawn liberal ire for his uncompromising immigration stance. "Much like the travel ban..." The case has gone through a prolonged and fierce legal battle all the way up to the Supreme Court. In other words, existing cases will not be "grandfathered in" to be covered under the new order, the official said.

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"The president doesn't get any Brownie points for moving from a policy of locking up kids and families separately to a policy of locking them up together", said Karen Tumlin, director of legal strategy at the National Immigration Law Center.

Trump's wife, Melania Trump, in private conversations with the president, urged him to do something to end the humanitarian crisis, a White House official said. "Instead, the president is paving the way for the long-term incarceration of families".

Immigration advocates from the Border Network for Human Rights march to protest the administration's "zero tolerance policy" on immigration in El Paso, Texas, on June 19. He called on the administration to end the policy and stop criminalizing asylum seekers.

"We still have to maintain toughness, or our country will be overrun by people, by crime, by all of the things that we don't stand for and we don't want", he said.

Trump admitted himself that the "sight" of the children being caged was a big reason for his decision.

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