Melania Trump's Immigration Lawyer Compares Family Separation To Nazism

20 June, 2018, 01:21 | Author: Charlene Valdez
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"Because their bill would basically make children at the border a get into the USA free ticket and a get out of jail free ticket".

The president has sought to link an end to the family separations to passage of a wider bill on immigration matters, prompting Democrats to accuse him of using children as hostages.

It requires the government to release rather than detain children caught trying to enter the US and exempts them from an immediate return to their home countries.

"Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores or making plans to place them in tent cities in the desert outside of El Paso".

Earlier Tuesday, the president ramped up his attacks on illegal immigrants who "infest" America in a pair of tweets that, again, blamed Democrats. She also wrote that it seems people on either side of the aisle seem to agree that the immigration system is flawed.

Democrats staged an impromptu congressional protest and moderate Republicans and key USA business groups pressed Mr Trump to stop separating immigrant children from their parents as an opinion poll showed most Americans oppose the policy.

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"Mexico does nothing for us", said the president.

"Every human being with a sense of compassion and decency should be outraged", Clinton said.

Typically, parents are sent to court, while children go to government facilities as the Trump administration carries out the new "zero tolerance" policy. That move, which is discretionary, brings into play regulations that prevent parents facing criminal prosecution from being imprisoned with their children.

They have joined a growing chorus of voices condemning the policy, as the White House said it was looking at emergency legislation meant to keep immigrant families together, tabled by Republican senator Ted Cruz, of Texas. In reality, contrary to Trump's tweet, Germany's overall crime rate is at its lowest since 1992, its interior minister said in May.

The bill is opposed by Democrats, who object to another provision that would cut legal immigration levels, and by conservative Republicans who are backing a rival bill that takes a harder line on immigration.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in an appearance before the National Sheriffs' Association in New Orleans: "We will not apologise for the job we do or for the job law enforcement does, for doing the job that the American people expect us to do". It's a crime to come across illegally and children get separated.

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"The test of any nation is how we treat the most vulnerable among us", Clinton said.

"We want a great country".

Trump's meeting at the Capitol comes as lawmakers in both parties are up in arms after days of news reports showing images of children being held at border facilities in cages and an audio recording of a young child pleading for his "Papa".

"She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart". Children had been separated from their parents in the months before the April announcement as well, albeit in a less systematic way.

Under the protocol, adults are being detained and prosecuted and their children are shipped off to separate shelters in a shake-up of the past reforms, which saw many illegal immigrants allowed to remain at liberty while awaiting proceedings.

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