The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) revealed that Trump’s executive order was a lie, and Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen privately told lawmakers that Trump is going to resume separating families at the border.
The much-vilified U.S. policy of separating children from parents who illegally cross the U.S.-Mexico border could continue under certain circumstances because of ambiguous language in President Donald Trump's order meant to end the practice, legal experts said.
Melania Trump visited a church-run shelter and staged a photo-op for the press while canceling the visit to the real detention center.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday defeated a Republican bill designed to significantly reduce visas for legal immigration into the United States and to temporarily protect illegal "Dreamer" youths from deportation.
Donald Trump's propaganda outlet of Sinclair Broadcast Group is force feeding lies to over 100 news stations about his administration's abuse of migrant children to local news outlets as a "must-run" segment.
"Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells," Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke wrote.
If a tweet, Trump ranted that the country didn't need more immigration judges, which was a tip-off that his real plan is to end the immigration and asylum.
Immigrant children are being routinely and forcibly given a range of psychotropic drugs at U.S. government-funded youth shelters to manage their trauma after being detained and in some cases separated from parents, according to a lawsuit.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have not yet rounded up the votes needed to pass immigration legislation they plan to take up later on Thursday, a member of the House Republican leadership said.
The organizer of a far-right rally last year in Charlottesville, Virginia, that turned deadly is planning to hold a rally near the White House in Washington on the first anniversary of the event, federal officials said on Wednesday.
The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday said it plans to continue pursuing its lawsuit challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's policies concerning the treatment of immigrant families trying to enter the country.
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.
According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Bible justifies ripping migrant children from their parents’ arms. Last week Sessions cited apostle Paul’s “clear and wise command” when defending the administration’s new practice. Sessions also said that the Trump administration policy of separating families is “not unusual or unjustified.”
An executive ordered signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday directs the U.S. Justice Department to seek a modification of a court order to permit families that enter the United States illegally to be detained together until their criminal proceedings are concluded
Trump told reporters that he would be signing something soon to keep families together at the border, which could be the DHS order ending family separation.
The AP tweeted:
BREAKING: Trump says he'll be "signing something" on immigration, wants to keep migrant families together.
Montel Williams has had it. The television personality wrote that he will not vote or give money to any Republican who doesn't stand up to this "ammoral sh*t show" Donald Trump calls a presidency.
At 12:45 in the morning, these young girls who were separated from their parents on the Southern border and brought to New York were moved on the streets of East Harlem according to an exclusive by Spectrum News NY1. The reporters heard them speaking Spanish, and saw little children covered in blankets and put into a car.
It is being reported that the Department of Homeland Security is drafting an order to end family separation, but Trump may not sign it.
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.