Indian-American lawmakers criticise new executive order on immigration law separating families

Geraldine Edwards
June 22, 2018

The inaction sparked global outrage, including criticism from Pope Francis and opposition from world leaders.

In the unlikely event that the House approves the legislation, it seemed certain to go nowhere in the Republican-run Senate, where Democrats have enough votes to use a filibuster - procedural delays - to kill it.

"We will be going through Congress".

"What we don't know is what is the process for reunification?"

By a vote of 193 to 231, the House defeated the Securing Americas Future Act of 2018, with 42 Republicans, including House Speaker Paul Ryan, not supporting the measure. There are now limits on how long children can be locked up, but Trump is seeking to have those overturned in court and also for Congress to address the limits with legislation.

The policy shift faces legal challenges because of a court order that put a 20-day cap on how long minors can be detained, and the Trump administration has called for legislation to find a permanent fix.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Families seeking asylum meet with US CBP officials at the border Is there a time limit on detentions?

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On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said 2,342 children have been separated from their parents since last month.

"As specified in the order, families will not be detained together when doing so would pose a risk to the child's welfare".

ICE operates two large family detention centers in Texas and a smaller facility in Pennsylvania, with a combined capacity for about 3,000 beds.

Peter Schey, class-appointed counsel in the Flores case, said Wednesday there was nothing in the agreement that prevents Homeland Security officials from detaining children with their parents, "as long as the conditions of detention are humane and the child remains eligible for release, unless the child is a flight risk, or a danger to herself or others, or the child's parent does not wish the child to be released".

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi strongly criticized the GOP immigration bills, calling them "anti-family" while charging they "perpetuate" child detention.

The three migrants, who are represented by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, argue in the suit filed in federal court in Washington D.C., that the administration was separating kids from their parents as a form of punishment, which isn't allowed under the Constitution.

Democrats railed against the zero-tolerance policy and visited the centers where the children were kept.

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"We want to solve this immigration problem", Mr. Trump said.

The Republican SNAP proposals in the current farm bill would expand the number of non-disabled individuals subject to work requirements by raising the top age to 59 from 49 and including more people caring for school-age children. The judge previously rejected an Obama administration request to modify the consent decree in light of a surge of immigrants from Central America.

Since April the Trump administration had been following a "zero-tolerance" policy, which criminally prosecutes people who illegally cross into U.S. territory leading to separation from their accompanying children.

What does the executive order mean for the plans of House Republicans to pass their own legislation to address the crisis?

Trump's plans to sign an executive order appeared to catch legislative leaders off guard.

He made the comment during a meeting with his Cabinet at the White House. "We can enforce our immigration laws without tearing families apart". Were looking to keep families together.

The House plans to vote on two bills created to halt the practice of separating families entering the United States illegally and address a range of other immigration issues. But as The Washington Post reports, few people are predicting either House measure will pass. "It's a bill that could become law", said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. "If other things happen, we'll cross those bridges when we get to it".

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