Trump jabs Dems after Obama-era immigration photos go viral

Trump jabs Dems after Obama-era immigration photos go viral

On May 16, Senator Kamala Harris criticised the "immoral" policy of "separating parents from their children", in response to which Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen insisted that "anyone who breaks the law will be prosecuted", and that their children would, naturally, "go to HHS for care and custody".

It's not highly unusual to fail to keep track of many minors who came unaccompanied to the border.

When the media were not getting one story straight, they were conflating the issue of unaccompanied minors and those children separated from the parents after attempting an illegal border crossing or submitting an asylum claim.

Some Twitter users labelled the image "offensive", amid reports that hundreds of migrant children have been removed from their parents by USA border agents.

Donald Trump, for his part, blamed opposition Democrats for the "horrible law" in a tweet on Saturday - though there is no law mandating the policy and it was not immediately clear what he may have meant. Mr. Miller and the other officials argued the issue is in Congress's hands.

The separation of children from their parents at the southern USA border has drawn broad public outrage - but less talked about is a little-known lawsuit that has played a major role in making the Trump administration policy reality.

"This still stems back to Obama's policies", he said.

Hundreds of children already have been separated from parents who have been arrested since October.

The practice has drawn condemnation from Trump critics, who have long accused him of supporting inhumane policies in his efforts to crack down on illegal immigration. Mr. Trump ended an Obama-era program that protected the Dreamers but it remains in effect due to federal court rulings. "The fact is that we need to dissuade parents from bringing their children to the border". Not surprisingly, many of those families include other relatives living in the USA illegally who are very reluctant to talk to government officials, especially during Trump's presidency.

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This month, the administration announced that it would prosecute all adults, including parents, who cross illegally.

He added that the pictures had been taken while the government was trying to "move those children out of those shelters as fast as humanly possible and connect them with their parents, most of whom were already in the United States". The separation tactic is a deterrent - designed simply to make immigrants think twice before heading to the border with their families.

"Separating parents and children is your administration's choice", the American Civil Liberties Union responded to Trump in a tweet of its own.

The government reportedly places the separated children in foster homes.

"1500 innocent children ripped from their mothers" arms at our border.

American singer Halsey called out Ivanka over her recently (May 27) posted photo with two year-old son Theodore, amidst the reports that the United States government could not account for almost 1,500 immigrant children in 2018.

At issue is congressional testimony last month by Steven Wagner, acting assistant secretary at HHS's Administration for Children and Families, whose agency is responsible for the care of unaccompanied minors when they arrive at the US border.

Meanwhile, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, requires minors entering the USA from countries other than Mexico and Canada to be placed in the Office of Refugee Resettlement or given to relatives in the US while they wait for immigration court proceedings.

'No prior administration has done this, ' he said. "But there's no reason to believe that anything has happened to the kids".

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