Skip to comments.Ryan not comfortable with separating parents, kids at border
Posted on 06/14/2018 11:54:52 AM PDT by Mariner
WASHINGTON (AP) House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he's not comfortable with a Trump administration policy that separates children and parents at the southern border, as House Republicans, under increasing pressure to address the humanitarian crisis, raced to finish a new immigration bill.
"We don't want kids to be separated from their parents," Ryan said, adding that the policy is being dictated by a court ruling that prevents children who enter the country illegally from being held in custody for long periods.
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi pushed back on that assessment, saying that President Donald Trump could "stop the practice on a dime."
She called the Trump administration's separation policy "barbaric," adding: "It has to stop."
Some Republicans are beginning to distance themselves from the policy. News stories have highlighted that families are being separated as they enter the country illegally from Mexico. Many of those families are seeking asylum in the U.S.
The separation policy has become a political flashpoint at a time when House Republican leaders are trying to craft compromise legislation on immigration. The bill aims to address thorny issues that have bedeviled Congress for years.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., tweeted Thursday that he told a constituent that, "I am asking the White House to keep families together as much as we can."
Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., said he's "heartbroken" by the separations and is working to find a solution to keep families together. His comments were in response to a letter from local officials urging him to demand that the Department of Homeland Security end the practice.
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I couldn’t care less what Zero’s cabana boy is “comfortable” with.
I’m not “comfortable” with Pryno as Speaker...time for that traitorous UniParty POS to be gone.
Well, then, let’s find all the bank robbers, rapists, etc., in prison and release all the ones who have kids.
You’re the lawmaker. BP just follows the law.
let’s separate from this clown. I thought he’s supposed to resign? How long do we have to wait?
Im not either, so here’s an idea, instead of separating them, just send them ALL BACK..see how simple that is..now they are no longer separated
Anyone who is opposed to separating kids from their children should be in favor of immediately returning all the unaccompanied minors to their home country.
Keep the family intact in MEXICO.
I meant kid from their parents.
Does Ryan support breaking up families when the Father or Mother Robs a bank???
or any other imprison-able crime?
Ryan is a DAMNED HYPOCRITE
Simple solution. Send the kids back too.
Isn’t it heartwarming to learn that so many of our elected politicians and their offices have so much time to support and advocate for these illegal scofflaws? I guess all the issues of the American citizens whose taxes pay their salaries and who voted them into office to represent them are solved, and they have nothing better to do with their time.
It’s the parents doing the separating by putting their families in an illegal status in the first place.
Man up, Ryan. You wuss.
“Ryan not comfortable with separating parents, kids at border”
That’s NOT his job. His job is to be comfortable representing his American constituents of which he isn’t doing.
Ryan is representing himself, his interests as there is obviously a pot of gold at the end of the immigration rainbow with his name on it.
Nor am I...
Send them all home...TOGETHER...
Do not bother detaining them...
Just point them in the direction of their own home country...
Adios, and dontcha all c’mon back now, y’hear ???
Beat me to it!!
You nailed it.
I’m very comfortable with separating Ryan from the House of Representatives.
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