Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families

Barack Obama Rebukes Trump's Separation of Immigrant Families

Signing an executive order to reverse his own administration's practice would also be unnecessary since nearly everyone in Washington, apart from the President, agrees that he already has the power to end the separations any time he wants.

Pictures and accounts of the separations sparked outrage and a rebellion among Republicans in Trump's own party, as well as global accusation that the USA was committing human rights violations.

President Obama has issued an emotional statement against separating migrant children and parents at the border.

"So we're going to have strong - very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together".

It also suggests the government intends to hold the families indefinitely by challenging an existing statute, the 1997 Flores Settlement, that places a 20-day limit on how long children, alone or with their parents, can be detained.

"The President doesn't get any brownie points for moving from a policy of locking up kids and families separately to locking them up together". The families are mostly from Central American countries. You can find out more information on that and on locally organized events right here.

Trump's separation policy even drew ire from Marine Le Pen, who is notoriously anti-immigrant.

Yet his executive order will surely face a legal challenge, since the left won't rest until it forces him to end his "zero tolerance" policy.

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Ted Cruz , who has been a strong ally of Trump and initially supported the zero-tolerance policy, backed off yesterday. Not that any of it is going to matter if Democrats block the legislation , which is what they're promising to do.

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But images of young children in tears, housed in metal cages, set off an worldwide outcry.

"In three years on my watch, we probably deported or returned or repatriated about a million people to enforce border security", Jeh Johnson, who was homeland security secretary during a 2014 surge of migrants, told MSNBC. It seems the anti-immigrant hard-liners have chose to fight Flores, the result being the incarceration of families for weeks or even months. Finally, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is directed to prioritize the adjudication of cases involving detained families.

US Customs and Border Protection has said 2,342 children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border between 5 May and 9 June.

He called the measure "somewhat preemptive" but called on Congress to work towards a more permanent fix on the issue, saying that perhaps a more comprehensive immigration reform bill- one that may tackle the family separation issue, while also addressing security concerns, etc. - may be possible.

Depending on the availability of space, his order does not indicate whether children will continue to remain separated from their parents while additional facilities are being built.

The Trump administration has tried to shift some of the blame for its zero-tolerance policy-in which all people caught trying to enter the country illegally are prosecuted and, as a result, separated from their children-on to the Obama administration. "That's a tough dilemma", Trump said.

"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable", al-Hussein said on Monday. The move comes amid outrage over reports of immigrant children being permanently separated from their parents and sent to separate detention facilities.

At the moment, thousands of migrant children are being held in various federal government facilities, including a "tent city" in stifling heat located in Tornillo, Texas not far from the US-Mexico border.

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