Skip to comments.Trump plans executive action to prevent family separations at border
Posted on 06/20/2018 10:10:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Trump is planning to sign an executive order to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally -- a step that could avoid the family separations that have triggered a national outcry and political crisis for Republicans.
The action under consideration would allow children to stay in detention with parents for an extended period of time, Fox News has learned. This comes as congressional Republicans scramble to draft legislation to address the same issue, but face challenges mustering the votes.
Trump previewed the new measure, while holding out hope for legislation, during remarks to reporters during a meeting Wednesday with lawmakers.
"Ill be signing something in a little while [to keep families together]," he said, calling the move "somewhat preemptive" and stressing it would "be matched by legislation." He also said he's canceling the upcoming congressional picnic, adding: "It didn't feel exactly right to me."
Shorty afterward, he clarified that he will sign an executive order before leaving for Minnesota late Wednesday afternoon.
The separations stem from the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which aims to prosecute all illegal border crossers. But because of a 1997 order and related decisions, children cannot be detained for longer than 20 days with the adults.
Sources told Fox News that such an executive action by Trump could be seen to run afoul of the 1997 order and would likely draw a lawsuit. But the White House wants to try to take steps to uphold the enforcement of the law, while at the same time lessening the trauma of children being separated from their parents.
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Only 5 posts since February???
Sounds like you haven’t cared much anyway....
No matter what Trump does, the haters will hate him. I think he is trying to appeal to independents. Those who believe CNN are hopeless.
He isnt there, and has no power, to force anyone to do anything. He is not a monarch nor a dictator.
I’m not sure what constitution you are reading, but he isnt a proxy for the people in your district whom all should be working this guy of yours 24/7.
And seeing the amount of deep state he has to deal with, no one here ought to be acting like some innocent by-standard whose only role is to critique.
The US should not put in prison any women criminals with children 6 or younger.
If you live and vote in a Libtard state, voting does no good. 8*(
Reunite the kid to whom?
NOTE: of the 12,000 kids, about 10,000 of them came in without parents. Many with "coyotes", or worse, MS-13 who stole the kids, posing as parents.
Or even worse, they came in with sexual human traffickers. Gonna reunite the kids with them?
This is not in Trump’s jurisdiction, any more than DACA wa in Obama’s. This is legislative action. It requires Congress.
And if he did #3, the same people who are so “outraged” about separating families would scream and yell and cry crocodile tears about that.
RE: This is not in Trumps jurisdiction, any more than DACA wa in Obamas. This is legislative action. It requires Congress.
Yep, you got it. It’s more optics than anything. If someone files suit against this EO, it will not pass muster in court.
Trump chose door #3
Trump’s executive order will allow families to be detained together, but won’t end “zero tolerance,” source says
He can, by throwing BOTH into prison.
I can't believe that even Trump has gone wobbly...
Declare a National Emergency.
Use Obama's pen and phone and close the border 100% until the problem is solved.
Let the Mexicans solve the problem.
Right this moment on National TV.
12:21 PST June 20, 2018, Trump just signed something.
Worst thing about the EO...
We have no idea what it says.
We might just get to see that with this order.
Recall all Dems backward flips on Trump and NK.
Call Kim bad names : Bad
Return Threats with threats :bad
Meet with Kim : Bad
Call off meeting with Kim : bad
Meeting back on :Bad
Complement Kim: Bad
Notice that pattern?
You watch too much TV. Next week it will be some other outrage.
I think a better question is where are you?
forced congress to do his job
Um, those are YOUR reps and senators.
Amazingly 99% of the people that spend the most time bitching and moaning never once actually confronts the people they sent to DC. But TRrl enjoy sitting on our ass.
And no, some form-letter email isnt the same thing.
Yep. Trump is doing what he can, but the GOP congress is pretty useless. if Hillary or Yeb was in office, imagine how things would be
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