Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

‘Confused’ Trump can’t decide whether he hates immigration bill

‘Confused’ Trump can’t decide whether he hates immigration bill

The moderate one, drafted by House GOP leadership, reportedly limits the Goodlatte bill by shielding chain-migration and providing amnesty to the children brought here illegally to more than 1.8 million Dreamers.

"Family separations are due to the Trump administration's new zero tolerance policy for illegal entry, which necessitates locking up parents separately so they can be criminally prosecuted", Foley explains. And it does not end family separation at the southwest border, as various lawmakers and media outlets contend. He agreed with administration officials, however, that fixing the problem requires legislation.

The main new element is a path to citizenship for as many as 1.8 million young people who have been living in the USA illegally since childhood. That has led to a public outcry as stories of children being ripped from their parents' arms fill headlines.

"Separating families at the border is a cruel policy that needlessly subjects both parents and children to emotional and psychological harm", Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. "The answer is not what congressional Democrats are proposing: simply releasing illegal aliens and returning to the failed policy of 'catch and release.' Rather, we should fix the backlog in immigration cases, remove the legal barriers to swift processing, and resolve asylum cases on an expedited basis", he added. "President Trump has chosen to implement this policy and he can put an end to it but he chooses not to do so and instead blames others". The Obama administration used the same model, but detained families together. "And for those families that get a shot at making their claim for protection it allows for prolonged incarceration in large detention facilities run by private prison companies". Attorney General Jeff Sessions had earlier cited the Bible in his defence of the border policy that has resulted in hundreds of children being separated from their parents.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that as a mother of five children and grandmother of nine, the policy was horrendous. "I have to have that", Trump said. "The casual attitude that they're having about this ... they could weigh in with the administration and stop it on a dime".

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Leaders were negotiating two versions: a conservative proposal crafted by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and backed by members on the right of the GOP conference, and a bill negotiated by top House Republicans leaders that attempts to bridge the divide between conservatives and centrists.

There are two bills slated for consideration next week: the Republican compromise bill and the conservative Goodlatte-McCaul bill. It's unclear whether the leadership's alternative can pass, either. Other parts of the measure would enact policies that conservative Republicans have balked at. "We won't guarantee passage". "I do hope this passes". That's Democrats wanting to do that, and they could solve it very easily by getting together, but they think it's a good election point.

I think we should try again.

"He's just responding to the people who elected him", said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. "You can still make handprints in it, you can still write your name in it".

Both bills have stringent border security provisions.

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The interviewer had specifically asked whether Mr. Trump supported a conservative bill penned by Rep.

One would withhold visas from Dreamers if Congress fails to appropriate money for the border wall.

If a mother and child enter the US illegally, the mother is sent to a federal jail or other detention center to await prosecution; since children can not be held in an adult facility, they're put into the custody of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement.

The draft calls as well for ending the "diversity visa lottery", which lets people from countries with low immigration rates to the United States apply for visas under a lottery system.

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