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The white house on immigration: We are clear, the enforcement of the law
After the outcry over the separation of immigrant families on the border, the Trump administration accused Democrats of playing politics with the issue before the elections on ‘Fox & Friends.’
At least three of the “tender age” installations in South Texas and keep babies and young children were separated from parents under the Federal government’s “zero-tolerance” policy on the southern border, a report says.
The Associated Press reported that hundreds of “preschool-age children in-crisis” is located at the locations in Combes, Raymondville, and Brownsville, Texas, with the help of the government plans to have a fourth refuge, in Houston.
To convey “the idea that you have to go, like little children in an institutional setting? I mean, my head is hard for me to wrap around,” Kay Bellor, vice president for programs at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, told the AP. “Small children are detained.”
Akemi Vargas, 8, cries as she speaks about the separation from her father at an immigration family separation-protest in front of the Sandra Day O’connor U.S. District Court building in Phoenix.
(The Associated Press)
While doctors and lawyers have attended, have described the shelters as clean and safe, they said, the children were not acting out of stress, to know where their parents were.
“The protection, the problem is not space, it is the children from their parents that is the problem,” said South Texas pediatrician Marsha Griffin, who has some of the establishments visited.
The “zero-tolerance” policy overwhelmed the Federal government for the care of the new influx of children, often much younger than the teenage immigrants, as a rule, travelling alone to the USA
“The protection, the problem is not space, it is the children from their parents, that was the problem.”
– Marsha Griffin, South Texas Children’s Doctor
According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the policy, nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families during a period of six weeks in April and may, are announced many of them are of a “tender age.” A Department of health and Human Services official, the AP said that the “tender age” children are defined as under 13 years old.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement said it was searching for candidates services for a wide population of all age groups and genders, as well as pregnant and parenting teens” they are looking for more managers for the influx of children from Central America.
But the care of the child with qualified Tutors will not be a solution to the immigration of many search, with top-told Republicans that there had been progress on a legislative solution, the separation of illegal immigrant children from their parents at the border.
A dozen Republican senators said in a letter to the meetings, that the separation of the families is in line with American values and human decency.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is expected that the introduction of the “Protect the children and parents Act”, mandate that immigrant families remain together, unless there is a criminal record or a danger to the children, the Austin American Statesman reported.
Senate majority whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, told Fox News that a solution could be to come in a “matter of days.”
Fox News, Gregg Re, and the Associated Press contributed to this report.