Trump defended his tough stance on immigrants crossing the US border with Mexico on Saturday, praising his administration for a job well done and saying his approach will make the country stronger.
The compromise bill would allow immigrants who entered the USA illegally as children to apply for a six-year, indefinitely renewable legal status, and it would appropriate $25 billion for border-security funding. It also moves parents with children to the front of the line for immigration proceedings. "And a rational way is not locking children up in detention centers or separating them from their mothers".
The Twitter outcry throughout the day was swift, with many appalled at what seemed to be an ill-conceived - if unintentional - message when she was traveling to visit migrant children separated from their parents. "When somebody is detained it depends a lot on the court".
If a judge decides that the immigrant may have a claim to pursue and the immigrant is deemed eligible for release, the parent can apply as a sponsor for their child in HHS custody.More news: World Cup qualifying scenarios for every team before final group games
Numerous parents are planning to claim asylum, lawyers and advocates who have spoken to them said. It's not clear if any of the 2,000 remaining children were taken into custody after June 9.
"And that for me, nearly more than anything that has come out of the mouth of Donald Trump, strikes me as particularly twisted".
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speaks with reporters about the Republican led immigration reform effort on U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2018.
The Port Isabel detention centre in Texas will serve as "the primary family reunification and removal centre" for adults in the custody of the government's immigration law enforcement agency, the statement said. A senior administration official told CBS News that as of Friday night, about 500 children in custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection were reunited with their parents. Right now, children can only be detained with their families for 20 days; Trump officials are seeking to detain them together indefinitely as their cases progress.More news: Police make arrests in killing of Bronx teenager
He didn't release names or personal details to protect the parents' privacy.
A United States clothing company is taking a sartorial swipe at first lady Melania Trump, selling jackets saying "I really care, don't you?" in response to the "I really don't care" jacket she wore to visit migrant children separated from their parents.
None of the agencies involved in the process have been designated as the central keeper of both parents' and children's data with the responsibility of putting them back together at the end.
The source also said that the First Lady is "sincerely heartbroken" about immigrant children being separated from their families and she wants to help.More news: Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due 'soon'