Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

US House of Representatives to vote on immigration bill

US House of Representatives to vote on immigration bill

Then, in a barely concealed and cynical attempt at self-preservation, he added: "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated".

That means without further action from Congress or the courts, the Trump administration could be forced to again separate the immigrant children from their parents in three weeks. But images of young children in tears, housed in metal cages, set off an worldwide outcry.

The departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to HuffPost's requests for clarification on Wednesday.

Still, Redlands resident John Berry, California coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots, applauded the president, saying he is not "backing down to all these whining liberals; he's enforcing the laws on the books".

The inaction sparked global outrage, including criticism from Pope Francis and opposition from world leaders.

The House of Representatives was to vote on Thursday on two bills created to halt the practice of separating families and to address other immigration issues.

"We will be going through Congress".

"We do not have the luxury of pretending that all individuals coming to this country as a family unit are, in fact, a family", she said.

Even if a bill clears the House, it would face an uncertain future in the Senate, where lawmakers are considering different measures and where Republicans would need at least nine senators from the Democratic caucus to join them to ensure any bill could overcome procedural hurdles. Trump has instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to ask a federal court to overturn the settlement.

The person said Trump called the Justice Department Wednesday morning asking for the draft order.

But we know that is not true of the 2,000 children who were separated from their parents. The order provides, however, that DHS may separate families when "there is a concern that detention of a child with the child's alien parent would post a risk to the child's welfare".

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News reports in recent days in the USA have been filled with emotional images of young children at the border crying for their parents.

ICE operates two large family detention centers in Texas and a smaller facility in Pennsylvania, with a combined capacity for about 3,000 beds. As of June 4, the total population of the facilities was around 2,600.

ICE is already stretched to capacity with adult detainees.

The average stay in custody for an unaccompanied minor is 57 days.

May said she she "unequivocally" believed what the United States administration was doing on its border was "wrong". "And we will have that - at the same time, we have compassion, we want to keep families together". However, it seeks to allow families to be detained together throughout the duration of their court proceedings.

Addressing the criticism yesterday, Mr Trump said: 'As a result of Democrat funded loopholes, most illegal immigrant families and minors from Central America can not be detained together or removed together.

Within days, people had donated $5 million to help immigrant families separated under the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally.

Meanwhile, President Trump announced plans to sign an executive order on immigration and the current border crisis.

Children should never be held in detention centers on American soil, whether with their parents or without them.

Though the House is supposed to vote on immigration Thursday, a conservative leader within the GOP conference says the bill "is not ready for primetime". The order is fewer than 800 words, but it does little to resolve the chaos generated by the family separation policy. "No more free passes, no more get out of jail free cards", she emphasized. We're getting literally thousands of people contacting us, wanting to volunteer.

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