Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border

Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday ending his administration's policy of separating migrant children from their parents who were detained as they attempted to enter the USA illegally. That's what he did on Wednesday. The policy has separated a reported 2,400 children from their families since late 2016.

"I did not like the sight of families being separated", Trump said, but added his team would continue its "zero tolerance policy" for dealing with anyone who crosses the border into the US illegally.

Presumably in an effort to clear detention space, the order also calls for courts to "prioritize the adjudication of cases involving detained families".

Jocelyn was in US federal criminal custody for nearly a month for her misdemeanor charge of entering the country illegally and then spent another six months in detention facilities.

The order reverses the diabolical forced separation of families entering the US over its southern border, but with caveats.

In April, the Trump administration implemented a "zero tolerance" immigration policy which forces parents to be separated from their children at the border of the United States and Mexico. "Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families".

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order on immigration policy in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2018.

The US President is facing intense criticism after it emerged that young children are being held in former warehouses after their parents were detained as illegal immigrants. One official said it was the Justice Department that generated the legal strategy that is codified in the working executive order, and disputed the notion that Homeland Security was involved in drawing up the document. Rather than compromise to resolve the crisis, they want total victory - for Trump to delay all prosecutions of adult migrants for illegal entry until their asylum claims are settled, which can take months or even years.

Trump Signs Order to End Family Separation Policy
It does not, however, address what happens to the children who have already been separated from their parents . Democrats say the crisis is of Trump's own making, and accuse him of using children as pawns.

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"We shouldn't be hiring judges by the thousands, as our ridiculous immigration laws demand, we should be changing our laws, building the Wall, hire Border Agents and Ice and not let people come into our country based on the legal phrase they are told to say as their password", Trump wrote. On Monday evening, she faced protesters at her home.

Ms Nielsen is understood to be going to the White House to discuss the border problems with Mr Trump's team.

But others pushed back on the idea that Homeland Security had led the rollback.

Trump voter Terry Welch of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, said he blames Congress and its GOP leadership for not reforming immigration laws, though he admits he doesn't like Trump as a person.

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The plaintiffs argue that border agents and detention officials "sadistically tease and taunt parents and children with the prospect of separation, and doing so using words and tones indicating that Defendants' employees and agents enjoy the pain and suffering that the very idea of separation causes to parents and children".

Striking down the ruling became a goal of immigration hard-liners, particularly after a 2016 ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals limiting the government's ability to keep children in detention for more than 20 days.

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