"And we also add new judges so that we can expedite the hearing they're entitled to, and dispose of their case either by sending them back together as a family or admitting them into the country as a family". And they note the big distinction between lawful migration, which Wildes said Melania Trump and her family followed, and illegal crossings.
A 2015 court order now prevents the federal government from detaining children with their parents in detention centers for more than 20 days. "They don't need jail".
Trump, whose administration weeks ago began separating hundreds of children from their parents at the border, did not describe the specifics of the order.
Trump's separation policy even drew ire from Marine Le Pen, who is notoriously anti-immigrant.
Senate Republicans were preparing to advance legislation that would prohibit the government from splitting up families apprehended after crossing the border. "We don't think families should be separated".
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she found images of children being detained in cages "deeply disturbing" and called the separation policy "wrong". "But we also don't want families to be locked up in internment centers in America".
He did not immediately provide details of the bill, but said that it resolves the issue of so-called Dreamers, undocumented adult migrants who entered the USA as children, "in a very elegant way".
Immigrant rights' advocates on Wednesday said they anxious about what that could mean for the due process rights of migrants and for their ability to make asylum claims from detention centers. "The borders are just as tough, just as strong". Those who support the family separation policy call it an effective deterrent to keeping people from attempting to illegally enter the country. She also worries that it's even more hard for families to pursue asylum claims while they are in federal detention.
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Trump is seeking to have the settlement overturned, but his Justice Department said Wednesday that the 20-day policy essentially remains in effect until Congress or the courts take action to change that.
Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Trump noted that the order would maintain his "zero tolerance" policy on people attempting to immigrate illegally into the United States, but that it would allow children to remain with their parents or other adult guardians.
The House of Representatives will vote on Thursday on immigration legislation created to end the US government's practice of separating families who cross the USA border illegally, House Speaker Paul Ryan said. It allows the Department of Homeland Security to detain families together "under present resource constraints". "It didn't feel exactly right to me".
The House is considering two bills.
The president met House Republicans on Tuesday discuss immigration legislation, with the family separation policy as a central topic.
More than 50 people pushed strollers through the streets of Newark and gathered in front of the federal building where more than a dozen mothers breastfeed their babies Friday in a "Nurse-in" to protest the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families. But Republicans said they were uncertain if either measure would have enough support to be approved.
Ryan said the proposed legislation also resolves "in a very elegant way" the status of the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children who had, under Obama administration initiatives, been offered a path to citizenship.