Trump Reportedly Considering Executive Action to Stop Separating Children With Border Policy
According to Fox News’ John Roberts, President Donald Trump is now thinking about taking executive action to reverse his administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
For the last few days, Trump has been slamming Democrats while saying its all up to Congress to come up with a fix for the country’s current immigration system. The president rejected the notion that his administration could stop the separation of children by altering his own policy, but now it sounds like that might be about to change.
EXCLUSIVE: @realDonaldTrump considering some sort of executive action today to allow children to stay with detained parents through immigration adjudication process. Sources say Admin believes it is likely to draw a court challenge on the basis of Flores v Reno
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) June 20, 2018
Roberts’ report was partially corroborated by Associated Press, though they noted that it’s still unknown if Trump will sign an executive order like this.
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP Sources: Homeland Security secretary drafting order to end family separation at border; unclear if Trump will sign it.
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 20, 2018
UPDATE – 11:55 a.m. EST: Trump has cancelled the congressional picnic at the White House, and multiple reporters say he’s calling the media together and appears ready to sign some sort of executive decree.
TRUMP is about to sign an order, @margarettalev reports.
Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen is at White House, Trump has postponed the congressional picnic and the press pool has been called to the Cabinet Room. https://t.co/Bt4nOl1Yfz
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 20, 2018
Pres Trump tells WH pool he will be signing something "preemptive" in a little while on immigration, per @robertarampton
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) June 20, 2018
NEW: @POTUS tells pool that Republicans want to keep families together. “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that.”
“I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I’m sure.”
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) June 20, 2018
BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump: “I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that.” -On keeping families at border together. He also cancelled congressional picnic here at WH saying “It just didn’t feel right to me… we want to solve the immigration problem.”
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) June 20, 2018
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