Trump backs down on separating immigrant children, legal problems remain

Trump signed an executive order requiring that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally for as long as their criminal proceedings take.

While the change may end a policy that drew a rebuke from Pope Francis and everyone else from human rights advocates to business leaders, it may also mean immigrant children remain in custody indefinitely.

Award Winning Journalist Says Americans Must Make Trump Pay By Voting For Democrats

Award-winning journalist John Heilemann said that Trump and Republicans must be made to pay a price for his child separation policy by the American people voting for Democrats in November.

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Heilemann said on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House:

I have found the last week or so and particularly the last 48 hours or so, some of the most disheartening and appalling period of my entire adult life covering politics and watching what’s been happening in this what happened today is really an easy story. The president bowed to political pressure. We have not seen him do that often. We have seen many politicians do the president usually tries to push his way through. It was undeniably intense and he folded. It’s great. It should be heartening to some people that it is possible for this president to be pressured to stop from doing vile things. read more

Michael Bloomberg to spend $80 million to help elect Democrats: NYT

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of Republican President Donald Trump, intends to spend $80 million helping Democratic candidates in November's U.S. congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of Republican President Donald Trump, intends to spend $80 million helping Democratic candidates in November's U.S. congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.

Special Report: Trump’s catch-and-detain policy snares illegal immigrants long in U.S.

For the next year, Vasquez languished in the crowded detention center. She repeatedly asked an immigration judge for bond so she could await her day in court back with her family. And repeatedly, bond was denied as ICE argued that she was a flight risk. Even after a judge ruled that she had the right to stay legally and permanently in the United States, she was kept locked up for five more months as ICE fought the decision.