Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Trump says illegal immigrants should be deported with no due process

Sen. Jeff Flake has repeatedly criticized the president but largely voted for his legislative agenda Sen. Jeff Flake has repeatedly criticized the president but largely voted for his legislative agenda
Deanna Wagner | 25 June, 2018, 20:59

Although many Democrats and media members were swift to pin the blame for the family separations exclusively on the Trump administration, Johnson argued that "this mess goes back decades". But President coming down that escalator that day and talking about illegal immigration stopped me in my track, ' she said of Trump's 2015 campaign announcement.

"We can not allow all of these people to invade our Country", Trump said today on Twitter while in a motorcade headed to his golf course in Virginia.

"When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came", Mr Trump wrote.

"Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order", he said, adding in another tweet that legal entry to the country should be based on "merit".

The Trump administration's zero-tolerance border policy, instituted earlier in 2018, drew bipartisan ire after stories and pictures of children separated from their illegal immigrant parents at the border saturated TV screens and front pages last week (though not all was as it seemed).

Indian-Americans, most of whom are highly skilled and came to the U.S. mainly on H-1B work visas, are the worst sufferers of the current immigration system which imposes a seven percent per country quota on allotment of green cards or permanent legal residency. That required children to be separated from parents because they are not legally allowed to be kept in detention for more than 20 days.

President Trump on Wednesday signed an Executive Order halting a policy of separating families illegally entering through U.S. -Mexico border.

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The fact sheet released Saturday stated that the government had a "well coordinated" process of reuniting families "for the purposes of removal" - in contrast to criticism from attorneys and activists that the executive order ending family separations was creating confusion among agencies and the courts. Since October, more than 58,000 have arrived, the bulk from Guatemala, followed by Honduras and El Salvador.

Flake said he believes lawmakers do need to address immigration and border security in a new piece of legislation, but that the president's rhetoric of dividing the parties is making that more and more hard. The White House struggled to defend the policy in the wake of backlash like the kind seen in the aftermath of the travel ban on people from Muslim-majority countries. "That is what the American people want, and a path towards citizenship for people who are undocumented".

The policy had led to a spike in family separations in recent weeks, with more than 2,300 minors separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to Homeland Security. "We need people to come in but they need to love this country to help make America great again".

"What President Trump has suggested here is both illegal and unconstitutional".

Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-South Carolina, and Sen.

Almost all of the arriving families have officially requested asylum. Nevada GOP Sen. Dean Heller, considered one of the most endangered Republican incumbents, appeared with Mr. Trump Saturday, but steered clear of immigration in his remarks, instead touting tax cuts that Republicans pushed through past year. "They will have to put you out into the countryside because they don't have the space to hold all of these people".