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It's Trump vs. Trump as immigration divides White House - Source Politico

It's Trump vs. Trump as immigration divides White House - Source Politico

As the president faces blowback from his slow-motion decapitation of the Department of Homeland Security, Trump is presenting two public faces on immigration. It traumatised parents and children. "I'm the one that stopped it".

THE FACTS: This is false.

Obama did crack down on illegal immigration, resulting in large numbers of deportations and children were detained along with their parents.

Family separations were the exception before Trump made them the rule.

"We're not looking to do it", he told reporters at the White House. Adults went to jails and awaited criminal proceedings.

President Donald Trump is wholly mispresenting the immigration detention policy he introduced that forced migrant children from their parents at the border. "President Obama had child separation". And I think they will pay a very big price in 2020 for all of the things, whether it is the fake witch hunt they start out, or whether it is a situation like this.

Facts First: This appears to be true but requires context.

"The Obama administration did not do that, no".

Use of the pens with chain-link fencing for holding illegal immigrants dates back to at least 2014.

Via his Twitter account, Ebrard said that new communication lines will be established with new officials at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in order to discuss the effects of a closure.

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Typically shelters maintained by Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement, the office which handles facilities for unaccompanied minors, do not maintain the same chain-link type fencing often associated with the description of "cages". He says that the United States is "full" and can not take any more migrants or even people fleeing violence in Central America.

Thad Bingel, a former senior Homeland Security official, who helped shepherd outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen through her confirmation process, echoed those concerns, saying that when it's not clear who's in charge at the White House, departments and sub-agencies "spin their wheels a lot trying to satisfy multiple masters".

She said as their cases are heard, they will be returned to the United States, but that could take months.

However, Trump hugely accelerated the tough measures with a so-called zero-tolerance policy.

"I'll tell you something: once you don't have it, that's why you have many more people coming", Trump said of migrants and asylum seekers. "Because if they got a little rough, everybody would go insane", the president said.

Kevin McAleenan seems to have the support of many congressional Democrats, and the experience in immigration law enforcement that has earned him respect throughout the department.

Last week, Trump threatened to impose steep import tariffs on Mexican automobiles if Mexico does not do more to stop would-be migrants on their trek north to the USA border.

Under the policy, undocumented migrants who enter the USA with their children and are stopped by border officials would be presented with a choice.

The increase has been paired with a shift in demographics of migrants. In January, reports found that the government could not track or confirm the reunification of more than one thousand of the families affected. But they shifted up after the program was ended, and are continuing to shoot up now. Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the U.S.at the southern border, a problem they say Trump's restrictive immigration policies are enflaming.