Melania Trump to visit immigrant children holding centres

01 July, 2018, 00:33 | Author: Essie Rivera
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During a multi-agency call with reporters, Lisa Desjardins with "PBS NewsHour" asked whether the government is still taking in children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. -Mexico border even after President Donald Trump's executive order to stop family separation.

The order stems from a lawsuit filed by the ACLU of San Diego in February 2018, months before Attorney General Jeff Sessions formally announced the beginning of a "zero-tolerance policy", requiring United States attorneys at the border to charge and prosecute people arriving at the border with illegal entry and reentry.

A coalition of 18 attorneys general, including Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday over the Trump administration's separation of undocumented children and parents at the border. The mom told me that every night her 4-year-old turns to her and says, "Mom, are they going to come and take me away again?"

Later, protesters gathered outside the hotel where Sessions was scheduled to speak.

The Senate has not taken up any immigration-related bills since February, when the chamber failed to pass several bills to protect those young undocumented immigrants who had been protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that was ended by Trump. "They don't care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13". Congress has struggled mightily with immigration legislation, most recently this week when a comprehensive "compromise" bill went down to defeat in the House.

McAleenan's remarks follow an announcement last week by the federal public defender's office in El Paso that federal prosecutors would no longer bring criminal charges against parents entering the US if they have their child with them.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal of CT was among those who toured a shelter at the Tornillo border crossing in West Texas.

It joins a growing list of complaints by parents seeking access to their children, including a case filed Monday by three refugee women and a February lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union that seeks class-action status.

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Amid the confusion, some Democratic members of Congress reiterated their frustrations that the Trump administration had not released its plan for reunifying families. He said Trump's order and other federal officials' reactions "belie measured and ordered governance, which is central to the concept of due process enshrined in our Constitution".

The temporary shelter at Tornillo was close to its 360-person capacity. The measure requires the government to bring criminal charges against adults who are caught while trying to cross the border illegally. Reporters were allowed Monday to briefly visit the shelter, where more than 320 children ages 13 to 17 are being held in air conditioned tents.

USA officials have said they are working to reunite all families as soon as possible.

"Our immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years!" he tweeted.

NY and California are among the states which have launched legal action against the president as pressure mounts on his administration to reconnect families separated at the USA border more quickly.

"We are working across the inter-agencies to facilitate reunification of each child with their parent or family as soon as that is practical", Lloyd said.

But Mr Trump had suggested the families would instead be detained together.

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