Melania Trump to visit immigrant children holding centres

Melania Trump to visit immigrant children holding centres

Melania Trump to visit immigrant children holding centres

The joint effort by the Democratic state attorneys general mirrors the battle over Trump's travel ban against several Muslim-majority countries - a battle they lost Tuesday in a 5-4 US Supreme Court ruling along ideological lines.

That no-nonsense order should focus the attention of an administration that, despite President Trump's executive order a week ago ending family separation for the time being, has appeared flummoxed by the task of reuniting children already removed from their parents.

It means United States border agents who stop undocumented adult migrants accompanied by children will hand them a court summons and allow them to go on their way, rather than hold them in a detention facility.

But Mr Trump had suggested the families would instead be detained together.

He tweeted, "People must simply be stopped at the Border and told they can not come into the US illegally".

"We want a system where when people come in illegally, they have to go", Trump told reporters at the White House.

The Republican president bowed to public pressure last Wednesday, signing his executive order to "keep families together" in migrant detentions. "We need Congress to fix that". It marks the first legal challenge to the White House over its family separation process.

"The parent might be the only one who knows why they fled from the home country, and the child is in a disadvantageous position to defend themselves", she added. "It really highlighted the absurdity of what we're doing with these kids".

He told the audience that lax border enforcement would "encourage more adults to bring more children illegally".

The lawsuit contends the Trump administration "violated the constitutional due process rights of the parents and children by separating them as a matter of course and without any finding that the parent poses a threat to the children", according to the release from the New York Attorney General's Office. HHS officials told Nelson that the reason that the eight children have not been in contact with their parents is because HHS has been unable to locate them, and officials admitted to Nelson that the parents may have been deported already.

A USA judge in San Diego already is considering whether to issue a nationwide injunction sought by the American Civil Liberties Union that would order the administration to reunite the separated children with their parents.

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