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Trump's order to end family separations

Trump's order to end family separations

"This Executive Order doesn't fix the crisis", said Sen.

Executive orders typically require input from the Office of Legal Counsel.

Trump said the executive order is about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that they have a very powerful and strong border. "The borders are just as tough, just as strong", he said.

The administration recently put into place a "zero tolerance" policy in which all unlawful border crossings are referred for prosecution - a process that moves adults to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and sends many children to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services. "We've seen young kids having panic attacks, they can't sleep, they're wetting the bed".

Opposition lawmakers rebuked May for not criticising the Trump administration in stronger terms, or for cancelling Trump's visit to the United Kingdom, where he is scheduled to meet Queen Elizabeth on July 13.

The domestic USA backlash to the policy has been echoed overseas.

Meanwhile, House Republicans were pushing forward with votes Thursday on their broader immigration overhaul. Hatch and 12 other GOP senators - including John McCain, R-Arizona, and Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, - co-signed a letter on Tuesday to the Justice Department asking that the administration pause the separation of families until Congress addresses the issue.

It also directs the Department of Defense to take steps to house detained immigrant families as needed.

The President was not required to sign anything to change the administration's practice that elicited outrage. Instead, the children could be detained with their parents for extended periods.

"We will have the greatest borders, the greatest walls", Trump told a cheering crowd.

As Republicans were meeting privately Wednesday, House Democrats brought about two dozen immigrant children to the chamber floor in an unusual morning protest that defied House rules as they condemned the separation of families at the border.

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President Trump's sudden reversal on his hardline immigration policy left agencies scrambling to determine what would happen with the more than 2,000 children in detention centers.

Lopez, 54, said Trump "really cares for the United States of America and the people of the United States of America and to protect us from people that want to hurt us". I feel strongly about it.

More than 50 people pushed strollers through the streets of Newark and gathered in front of the federal building where more than a dozen mothers breastfeed their babies Friday in a "Nurse-in" to protest the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families.

Trump had previously falsely claimed that only Congress-with the help of Democrats-could stop the policy. "I don't have much hope with the president that he'll do something that's actually good".

Prior to Trump's remarks, White House aides refused to comment on rumors of an executive order and Republicans on Capitol Hill seemingly had no knowledge of a coming executive action.

The president also attempted to blame Democrats for his practice, but they and several prominent Republicans were adamant that the administration could easily halt its action independent of outside action, which Trump eventually did.

Both first lady Melania Trump and Nielsen reportedly had roles in the changing course.

An avid viewer of cable television news, Trump recognized that the family separation issue was a growing political problem, White House sources said. He said families would move to the head of the line for processing.

The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation created to end the US government's practice of separating families who cross the USA border illegally, House Speaker Paul Ryan said.

But speaking to small business owners earlier in the day, the president made it clear he isn't budging on his decision to separate adults who enter the country illegally from their children.

But the chances of the bill passing are unclear as is the case with any bill dealing with the volatile issue of immigration.