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President Trump calls for Congress to fix immigration
Trump not backing down on the ‘zero-tolerance’ policy. Ed Henry reported from the White house.
President Trump met with House Republicans to discuss on Tuesday, the immigration legislation as lawmakers searched for a way to at the end of the policy of the government, separation of families, the illegal crossing of the U.S.-Mexico border.
After the meeting, leaders and moderate Republicans collapsed, the White house announced that Trump had endorsed legislation negotiated between the GOP, which promises to solve “the border crisis and family separation Problem by a family of the detention and removal.”
White House spokesman Raj Shah, said that Trump told the legislature that he was “100 percent, but a senior house Republican, told Fox News that Trump was the playing field for the so-called “compromise” bill “underwhelming” and was unlikely to convince, to get members behind it.
Trump was uncharacteristically reticent, as he entered and left the meeting, only brief comments to reporters as he arrived at the Capitol: “The system has been broken for many years. The immigration system, it is a really bad, bad system, they are probably the worst anywhere in the world. We will try and see if we can fix that.”
As the meeting broke up, Trump went from members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus signs together with the inscription “family.”
“Mr. President, have you no children?” You screamed as the trump went. “Have you any children, Mr. President? It is not the America we know and it is not biblical,” referencing recent remarks by attorney General Jeff Sessions, the defense of the policy as part of the settled U.S. law.
As the Capitol, Trump told reporters that he and the legislature “had a great meeting.”
“These are the laws that were broken, the said for many years-decades,” Trump, “but we had a great session.”
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N. C., said on Fox News’ “Special Report” that the issue of separated families had “a couple of times” during the session.
“The President was very compassionate,” said meadows, who added that the Trump daughter, Ivanka, had pressed him on the matter. “It is not lost on him that we have to solve this Problem, but at the same time … I think the pressure that is on us the American people to get it done this week and I think we will be.”
House Republicans have a Revision of the compromise bill a provision easing rules, the limit is now the amount of time that minors will be kept up to 20 days. According to the legislation, could be taken the children into custody with their parents for longer periods of time.
The revised provision also would give the Department of Homeland Security, the use of the authority to ” $7 billion in technology funding to pay for family detention facilities, said the house Republican source.
In the Senate, Republican Ted Cruz of Texas has proposed rules that would allow detained families to stay together in detention, while the acceleration of their deportation.
Cruz bill would say double the number of Federal immigration judges, the authorization of new shelters to house families with a migrant background, and restrict the processing of asylum cases more than 14 days, a target immigrant advocates to fulfill that would be difficult.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told reporters he was reached, Democrats, for the cross-party support, because the proposal would have to achieve a 60-vote threshold to advance in this chamber.
But Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York signaled that no such support would come, saying it was the power of the trump suit to hold together the families.
“There is no need for the legislation. There is no need for anything else. You can do it. Mr President, you started it, you can stop it.”
Under the administration of the current policy, all illegal crossings will be referred for prosecution — a process that will lead adults to move in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and sends many children to institutions by the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the Obama administration, such families in deportation proceedings, not the separation of the civilian.
More than 2,300 minors were separated from their children, at the border of 5. May to June 9, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Fox News’ Bret contributed Baier, Chad Pergram, Peter Doocy, Kelly Chernenkoff and The Associated Press to this report.