Obama didn’t separate 90,000 migrant families

President Trump discusses immigration policy at the White House on Wednesday

President Trump discusses immigration policy at the White House on Wednesday

The only way it had any chance was to have a fully invested and activated Trump poking, prodding and cajoling House Republicans into voting for the compromise bill.

Trump's crackdown hasn't deterred them, at least not yet.

Yet sometimes Trump's incompetence and malevolence are not at cross-purposes; instead, there's a multiplier effect.

Now, Democrats, whose policies have contributed to the separation of parents from children - I refer to Aid to Families with Dependent Children, one provision of which, enacted by numerous states, disqualified families from receiving benefits if any adult male was found living in the house - want us to believe they are overwhelmed with empathy at the sight of crying kids along our southern border. It's not clear how lasting the order's impact will be.

Mirian G, a mother from Honduras, came to the US with her young son on February 20, 2018.

"What is the goal of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms)", he tweeted.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Monday separating families is not new, but acknowledged that the Obama administration and that of President George W. Bush did so at a lesser rate.

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For a moment, however, some families might have a reprieve from official sadism.

"We're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together", Trump said at a signing ceremony Wednesday at the White House.

For one, the administration is still pursuing a "zero-tolerance" policy that threatens to replace family separation with indefinite family detention.

Speaking at a Statehouse news conference, Democrats asserted that Colyer, a Republican, bears responsibility for ensuring that the children are being cared for and that there is a plan for returning them to their parents. But the girl in the photograph, who ended up on the cover of Time Magazine this week, was not separated from her mother but detained with her, the child's father told the Daily Mail. Messages from government agencies have been contradictory. She says she doesn't know how many parents she has connected with so far.

The Times described consular officials from Central America in "crisis mode" as they search for "children as young as 9 months old who did not appear to have been carefully tracked by the federal authorities".

"You think they're going to put their good ones?" You now have every reason in the world not to come to the table and take a tough vote. "Not even a slip of paper?"

Family members hold portraits of their deceased loved ones that were signed by President Donald Trump during an event with "Angel Families" June 22, 2018 in Washington, DC. Wesevich is now suing the government over the family separations. Ms. C, an asylum seeker, was separated from her 14-year old son after the government chose to prosecute for entering the country illegally.

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Part of the reason for this failure could be Trump's indifference to expertise. Another lawyer identified parents separated from their children at criminal court hearings in McAllen, and Goodwin then followed up with them in custody to collect information about their cases and their children. Nothing in his background indicates an ability to handle the sort of complex logistical and humanitarian challenge he's now presented with.

Trump suggested on Friday that some of the wrenching tales that have emerged from the border were fabricated by Democrats. "The government's efforts are ridiculous", he said.

"These are the stories that Democrats and people that are weak on immigration, they don't want to discuss, they don't want to hear, they don't want to see, they don't want to talk about", he said at the White House on Friday.

"Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem".

There is no law that requires the Trump administration to separate families.

A bipartisan coalition of US mayors gathered in a Texas border town on Thursday morning to speak out against Trump's immigration crackdown, which they characterized as a "humanitarian crisis". "Do U?" It's hard to tell whether incompetence or malevolence was behind her choice, but we should take her sartorial taunt as a challenge.

The bill requires able-bodied adults aged 18-59 to work or participate in job training for 20 hours a week in order to receive food stamp benefits that average about $450 a month for a family of four. Trump's executive order hasn't made them any less necessary.

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