Thursday, 17 October, 2019

How Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's Position On Separating Immigrant Families Has Changed

Tent-like shelter for immigrant minors shows flawed policy, Republican says Watch live: US Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke leads march on tent city child detention center in Texas
Deanna Wagner | 20 June, 2018, 12:03

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Monday said he would introduce legislation to keep immigrant families together at the U.S. -Mexico border, The Texas Tribune reports.

In yesterday's announcement, Cornyn called for speeding up immigration court proceedings to help keep family members together to reduce hardship, stress, and outrage.

Doubling the number of federal immigration judges, from roughly 375 to 750.

"While these cases are pending, families should stay together". Children belong with their mothers and fathers.

Mandating that illegal immigrant families be kept together, absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to children. This must stop. Now. "We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am introducing this week", Cruz said according to the Hill.

Corey Lewandowski mocks child with Down syndrome taken from mom at border
"Womp-womp", Corey Lewandowski , President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, said mockingly. This isn't about left or right, what's happening at the border is inhumane.

A Texas tent city constructed last week to shelter migrant children became a protest site Sunday as crowds marched to oppose the separation of immigrant families at the border.

"This is a symptom of a flawed strategy and in the land of the free and home of the fearless we shouldn't use kids as deterrence", said Hurd, who represents a vast border district that includes the port of entry. Announced in April, the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy criminally prosecutes adults for undocumented entry, but since USA protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents, the practice results in the division of families.

"We decided there wouldn't be a more powerful way to spend Father's Day than with children who have just been taken from their fathers, children who have been taken from their mothers, children who won't be able to be with their family", O'Rourke reportedly said. If you're the only caregiver for that child, then you've got to find alternative care for those children.

"Ultimately, the reason you have to go to this extreme is because of a failed policy of separating kids", Republican Rep. "There is an open question about who we are as Americans, whether we are a country that would continue to do this".