Trump supporters steadfast despite the immigration uproar

Donald Trump signs order to end family separations

Donald Trump signs order to end family separations

Anastasia Tonello, president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association said the detention of families - parents and children - who pose no flight risk or danger to the community is simply "unacceptable, abrogates worldwide responsibilities to refugees, and goes against our country's most fundamental values". Five days later, he did just that.

Government officials familiar with early drafts of the executive order spoke to NBC News about how the order is supposed to allow families to be detained together, but the "zero tolerance" policy of charging people with a misdemeanor for entering illegally would remain and continue to be enforced.

A poll by Quinnipiac University, taken June 14-17, found that the public opposed separating parents from children by 66 percent-27 percent.

The president acknowledged that images of detained children made it hard to maintain his policy in the face of mounting global criticism. The president, he said, was in an "unsustainable position and would like to be bailed out of it without having to admit fault".

Trump's wife, Melania Trump, in private conversations with the president, urged him to do something to end the humanitarian crisis, a White House official said.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he didn't like seeing families separated at the Mexico border and reversed the policy that has already separated more than 2,300 children from their parents, sparking worldwide outrage.

Many elected officials and human rights organizations have denounced the cynicism of the tenant of the White House. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said Americans were "standing up for children, standing up for those who are in need". Officials have said they were working to reunite families as soon as possible but provided no clear answers on how that was going to happen. Those people were not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity.

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"Instead of pushing legislation that endorses the Trump administration's policy of detaining families, House Republicans should join Democrats in calling for an end to the policy and in making sure we reunite the families that have been ripped apart", he said.

"The secretary of defense shall take all legally available measures to provide. existing facilities available for the housing and care of alien families, and shall construct such facilities if necessary and consistent with law", Trump's executive order states. She was heckled at a restaurant Tuesday evening and has faced protesters at her home. He personally signed off on a plan to deploy Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary he'd previously chastised as weak on borders, to spar with reporters. Alumni of her Berkeley, California, high school circulated an open letter of condemnation.

The House Republican immigration overhaul dangled precariously Thursday, imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions - and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never become law. Wednesday morning, he ordered attorneys to get it ready for his signature.

On a practical level, the zero tolerance policy has overwhelmed the federal agency charged with caring for the new influx of children who tend to be much younger than teens who typically have been traveling to the US alone.

"We're keeping families together, and this will solve that problem".

In federal court filings, immigrant children as young as 14 say they suffered abuse, including beatings while handcuffed, at a juvenile detention center in Virginia.

Even though Trump has acted unilaterally to stem the family separations, lawmakers still prefer a legislative fix.

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On Wednesday afternoon, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, R-North Carolina, had what looked like a heated exchange with Speaker Paul Ryan on the House Floor during votes.

In a surprise move, Trump suggested that he would postpone a picnic for US lawmakers and their families at the White House scheduled for Thursday while they sort out the immigration issue. In the White House's telling, it was her pressure, along with the first lady's, that helped lead Trump to his decision. "They regress developmentally, where they may have been verbal but now they can no longer talk".

Some Republicans have also joined Democrats in expressing concerns over it.

A so-called compromise bill between GOP factions had been teetering on brink of collapse ever since it was introduced last week.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced the probe in a tweet hours after The Associated Press reported the allegations.

Experts argue though Trump is seeking to galvanize his base with hardline law enforcement on immigration, moves like forcing family separations could backfire and hurt Republican candidates' chances in November's midterm elections.

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