President Trump: I won't sign the moderate immigration bill

President Trump: I won't sign the moderate immigration bill

President Trump: I won't sign the moderate immigration bill

We take his name and then we release him and we say, 'Please show up to court in a couple of months.' You know what the chances of getting him to court are?

The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground plan negotiated by the party's conservative and moderate wings, with White House input. The Evangelical Immigration Table, a group of Evangelical religious organizations including the National Association of Evangelicals and Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, has written to Trump asking to "resolve this situation of families being separated" by reversing the zero-tolerance policy, stating, "the state should separate families only in the rarest of instances".

"The record is plain: Washington Democrats voted against "Kate's Law, ' they voted against legislation to deport gang members and they voted for 'sanctuary cities" where these violent criminals hide", Trump continued.

Since the policy was announced, about 500 children have been separated from their parents, said Miguel A. Nogueras, an assistant federal public defender for the Southern District of Texas in McAllen.

The comment prompted widespread confusion on the Hill and jeopardized Republicans' plans for votes on both bills next week. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., or "something more moderate", and asked whether he'd sign "either one".

Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, photographed at a news conference in 2015, said the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant children from their families "goes against the values of our nation".

"I'm looking at both of them", Trump said on "Fox and Friends".

Both bills contain stringent security provisions and money to build Trump's proposed wall with Mexico, but only the compromise measure gives young immigrants who arrived in the USA illegally as children a chance to ultimately become citizens.

A leading House Republican says the chamber won't tackle immigration legislation unless President Trump supports it.


The president attempted to cast the blame away from his administration Friday morning, tweeting, "The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their frightful and cruel legislative agenda".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions had earlier cited the Bible in his defence of the border policy that has resulted in hundreds of children being separated from their parents. Evangelist and staunch Trump supporter Franklin Graham has also called family separation "disgraceful".

And it does not end family separation at the southwest border, as various lawmakers and media outlets contend.

In an unusually tense series of exchanges in the White House briefing room - with both CNN's Jim Acosta and Brian Karem of the Sentinel newspapers - Sanders blamed Democrats for the policy separating children from parents and wrongly insisted the administration had made no changes increasing the tactics' use.

But if parents in the United States are jailed, their children are split from them because the children are not themselves charged with a crime.

The DHS official also rejected as "not true" various reports of wrongdoing, including the turning away of some asylum-seekers.

"If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law".

The UN has called on the USA to immediately halt the separations, the BBC reported.

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