Sen. Ted Cruz announced a plan to create a comprehensive “emergency laws,” in the end, unnecessary separation of children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, announced on Monday, thought of a plan to create a comprehensive “emergency laws,” in the end, unnecessary separations from illegal immigrant children from their parents.
The bill, in response to President Trump call to Congress to solve the situation, it would double the number of immigration judges, 750, and mandate that illegal immigrant families are kept together, unless it was “serious crime” or being a danger to children, according to Cruz’s office.
The new legislation would also permit new emergency shelter for immigrant families, and provide for accelerated resolution of asylum applications within 14 days.
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“All Americans are horrified by the images that moved, we see in the news, the children in tears, away from their mothers and fathers,” Cruz said. “This has to stop. Now.”
But, Cruz added, have taken to his Democratic colleagues, this is the wrong approach to the Problem.
“The answer is not what to propose to Democrats in Congress: just aliens and the return to the failed policy of “catch and release”, ” Cruz said release illegal. “We should prefer cases, fix the backlog in the immigration, the elimination of legal obstacles to the rapid processing and elimination of asylum cases, on an accelerated basis.
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“These cases are pending, families should stay together. Children belong with their mothers and fathers.”
On Monday, all 49 Senate Democrats announced their support for The keep families together Act, introduced by sen Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
Bill has a different, higher standard for the separation of children on the border, and would allow in the rule, only the practice, whether “there is evidence that parents abuse the children, or the children of the deported.” Under the Democrats, ” bill, “[s]eparation could only happen after consultation with the child and youth welfare experts.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced legislation that would stop illegal immigrants-families together at the border in most cases.
The Democrats ” bill calls for an accountability report on the asylum claims, but does not contain, equals Cruz provisions to speed up the application process, or to provide more judges.
Under current law, can be separated from the adults of their families, once a criminal case may be initiated against you.
The Trump administration, the new “zero-tolerance” policy led to an increase in these charges.
“Children need their mothers and fathers, and we hold together the family, while these cases are pending.”
– Sen. Ted Cruz
But the administration has always stressed that the so-called Flores consent decree — crafted during former President Bill Clinton’s administration-is what it is to hold parents and children forbids together during this persecution by the limit on how long children can remain in state custody.
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“Children need their mothers and fathers, and we hold together the family, while these cases are pending,” Cruz said on Monday.
But he reiterated that the problem is not entirely new.
“President Obama gave tens of thousands of children in detention centers, were illegal immigrants,” Cruz said. “Well, if Obama was President, the Democrats think, it is not a problem. … But no matter, it was a problem then, is it a problem now.”
Cruz’s announcement came shortly after a dramatic press conference in which Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, a hostile White House press corps is told that Congress needed to act to ensure, were not separated the children from their parents.
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