Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Medical | By Johnnie Horton

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

"We have to get the Democrats to go ahead and work with us because as a result of Democrat-supported loopholes in our federal laws, most illegal immigrant families and minors from Central America who arrive unlawfully at the border can not be detained together or removed together - only released", he said.

But what impact will that have at the border?

The effort would mark a dramatic turnaround for an administration that has been insisting, wrongly, that it has no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of the law and a court decision. More than 2,300 minors were taken from their parents between early May and early June, according to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security.

On Monday, the ProPublica website published an audio clip of children many of crying so hard that it sounded as if they could "barely breathe".

Trump vowed to crackdown on the flow of migrants across the Mexican border on social media, saying "democrats are the problem" and simply "don't care about crime".

It does not require the government to stop separating families.

The adults have been separated from their children, who are eventuallytransferred to longer-term shelters. At the same time we have compassion.

In their letter, the attorneys general argue that the fundamental rights of children are expressed in state, federal and global laws with an aim to protect their best interests.

But he added: "When you prosecute the parents for coming in illegally - which should happen - you have to take the children away".

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Wednesday's executive order is not a permanent solution.

It's also unclear whether the executive order Trump says he'll sign will fully solve the problem, or whether it will mollify the two-thirds of Americans who disapprove of the Trump administration's separation of families.

It also moves parents with children to the front of the line for immigration proceedings, although it does not end the "zero tolerance" policy that calls for criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally.

As children can not legally be jailed with their parents, they are kept in separate facilities.

The president had repeatedly, and as recently as Wednesday morning, blamed Democrats and previous administrations for the widely condemned policy of taking children from parents, and was accused of placing the children in a hostage-like situation so as to not only pass sweeping immigration reforms but to ensure funding for his proposed border wall.

"So Im going to be signing an executive order in a little while before I go to Minnesota but, at the same time, I think you have to understand, were keeping families together but we have to keep our borders strong".

But images of young children housed in metal cages have set off a nationwide outcry that has reached the White House.

It prompted church groups, politicians and children's advocates to criticise the policy of separating children from their parents as inhumane.

One is a hardline measure favoured by conservatives, and the other a compromise bill - which the White House has signalled has Trump's support - that would end family separations, protect so-called Dreamer immigrants brought to the country as children, pay for boosted border security and curtail legal immigration.

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