Trump order sows confusion on the border — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Elias Hubbard
June 25, 2018

"Americans' strong belief that immigration is a good thing for the country and that immigration levels shouldn't be decreased present the president and Congress with some tough decisions as to midterm elections loom", Gallup said in a press release.

Despite his concession on Wednesday, Trump suggested yesterday that some of the wrenching tales that have emerged from the border were fabricated by Democrats, tweeting, "We can not allow our Country to be overrun by illegal immigrants as the Democrats tell their phony stories of sadness and grief, hoping it will help them in the elections".

Still, Trump believes that his immigration pledges helped win him the presidency and that his most loyal supporters want him to follow through. Text the word "NEWS" to 22840. "The Republican-controlled Congress, which waited for Trump to undo by unilateral decree the border folly they could have prevented by actually legislating, is an advertisement for the unimportance of Republican control".

The Republican-controlled House earlier on Thursday defeated another, more conservative immigration bill created to significantly reduce visas for legal immigration to the United States and to temporarily protect from Dreamers from deportation.

Meanwhile, a majority of voters, 58 percent, opposed Trump's border wall, with only 39 percent in support.

Immigration as an issue - unlike tax revisions, gun laws or efforts to reduce the debt - has long divided Republicans more than it has united them, a side effect of regional, cultural and political differences that aren't easily remedied and have grown only more stark over time.

Just about everyone outside the White House urged him to stop separating families detained at the border under his "zero tolerance" policy - Republicans, Democrats, the pope, every living first lady (including the one now living in the White House), pollsters - but none of that convinced him to cave and sign his executive order, reports Mike Allen at Axios.

In a surprising move, Donald Trump signed an order putting an end to border separations.

"Once the pictures of the families came to the fore, that is the issue", Continetti said.

The federal public defender's office for the region that covers El Paso to San Antonio said Thursday that federal prosecutors would be dismissing cases in which parents were charged with illegally entering the country and separated from their children.

Others remained in painful limbo. He previously insisted Mexico would pay for the separation barrier, a notion Mexico has repeatedly and adamantly rejected. Randy Weber, R-Texas, a member of the conservative Freedom Caucus, said, "I'm thinking we're banging our head against the wall and it's not even built yet".

The presiding officer ordered Lieu to stop, but Lieu played the wails for four full minutes. "The word you have to think about is 'permanently, '" he said. It did so by eliminating the 20-day cap on holding minors and allowing indefinite detentions.

"Won't be easy to house families together, but we must do it", Rubio tweeted after visiting a facility in Homestead, Florida.

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

That comment came just two days after the president swooped into the Capitol to endorse the bills. The delay pushes many to cross the border illegally, activists say.

"Every so often, the giant is awakened that offends no matter where you are", he said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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