Trump Signs Order Keeping Migrant Families Together At Border, "Zero-Tolerance" To Continue

Update 3: President Trump has signed an Executive Order titled "Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation" to keep illegal immigrant families together at the border, while stating that his administration's "zero-tolerance" policy of enforcing Bush-era immigration laws will continue.

“We’re going to have strong, very strong borders, but we’re going to keep the families together,” Trump said. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”

As he signed the order, Trump who was flanked by VP Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said: “You're going to have a lot of happy people.”

Trump said earlier today he hopes his action will be "matched by legislation," while also committing to "get the wall done" during his comments. 

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Update 2: President Trump appears to have confirmed his path forward with regard immigration. Per a White House pool spray, Trump says he is postponing the Congressional picnic and instead will be signing something "preemptive" on immigration later today "to keep families together," adding that he needs Democrat support.

"I'll be doing something that's somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I'm sure."

And of course, he couldn't resist a tweet-shot across the Left's bow by retweeting this...

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Update 1: AP confirms, reporting that Homeland Security secretary is drafting order to end family separation at border; however it is unclear if Trump will sign it. The executive action would follow days of escalating calls from both sides of the political divide for Trump, or Congress, to end the controversial family separation policy.

As Fox adds, the action under consideration would allow children to stay in detention with parents for an extended period of time. This comes as congressional Republicans scramble to draft legislation to address the same issue, but face challenges mustering the votes. The separations are the result of the administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which aims to prosecute all illegal border crossers. But because of a 1997 order and related decisions, children cannot be detained for longer than 20 days with the adults.

Sources told Fox News that such an executive action by Trump could be seen to run afoul of the 1997 order and would likely draw a lawsuit. But the White House wants to try to take steps to uphold the enforcement of the law, while at the same time lessening the trauma of children being separated from their parents.

Rep. Peter King of New York became the latest Republican to join the chorus on Wednesday when he called on Trump to suspend the family separation policy if House immigration legislation does not pass. Speaking on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom,” King said that while he agrees with the president’s goals in regards to immigration, the current policy of separating migrant children from parents charged with entering the country illegally is “really terrible for families.”

Republicans in both the House and Senate are struggling to shield the party's lawmakers from the public outcry over images of children taken from migrant parents and held in cages at the border. But they are running up against Trump's shifting views on specifics and his determination, according to advisers, not to look soft on his signature immigration issue, the border wall.

“The Democrats do not have a strong policy,” King said on Fox News. “But at the same time we are playing into their hands by allowing this to happen.”

 

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Trump may be about to fold to the non-stop media barrage over the separation of immigrant parents and their children at the border, a process started by Trump's predecessor.

According to a tweet by Fox News White House correspondent Kevin Corke, the Trump administration "is today looking at some sort of executive action" that will allow children of those who illegally came to the U.S. to stay with parents through the entire adjudication process.

A separate unconfirmed report claims that Rudy Giuliani is "set to appear on Fox News to announce some sort of 'executive action' to stop the family separations at the border."

It is unclear if, once Trump folds on the immigrant fiasco, whether the media will redirect its attention to the OIG report which it has been desperately trying to avoid, even though Peter Strzok is doing everything in his power to keep that narrative on the front pages. 

Comments

Giant Meteor HockeyFool Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:42 Permalink

Smokum peace pipe

By the way, shrewd manevering on the don's part. All that wailing and gnashing of teeth, all those crocodile tears, ohhhhhh the humanity, shoved right back up their own asses. Got to hand it to the ole boy, he never let's a good crisis go to waste either.

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Giant Meteor DiotheDog Wed, 06/20/2018 - 10:57 Permalink

Prison planet. The preferred cell of criminals everywhere. As we know these problems were/are stoked, fueled for maximum effect . The blue teams relentless tear jerking is of course disingenuous to say the least. But since when haven’t the good citizens been used like pawns and dupes in the big kabuki show?

Here's one. Ripped from recent headlines. Dead mother, missing tike (presumed dead) and twice deported baby daddy, who apparently was fond of abusing women. Took place recently up near to my old stomping grounds ..

"The couple were among thousands of farm workers in the state who are undocumented. As many as half of New York's farm workers entered the country illegally, estimated Agriculture Commissioner Richard Ball."

https://www.newyorkupstate.com/central-ny/2018/05/in_sodus_killing_ther

I guess it's all just part of God's plan eh ?

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ThaBigPerm Freeze These Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:29 Permalink

"Fold" - this word, I don't think it means what you think it means, unless DT is planning on issuing an EO to begin releasing them into the country without adjudication.  What I see are the clouds of another showdown looming - if he issues an EO effectively nullifying the 9th Circus ruling that started this mess, the Dems will have to spin on their heels and denounce his "lawless, heartless action", which while nothing new, is still fun to watch.

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D503 ???ö? Wed, 06/20/2018 - 11:57 Permalink

Remember that shit eating grin Feinstein had on her face when Trump bundled everything gun control into one bill (except interstate CCW licenses lol)?

How'd that bill do?

Trump understands the optics of tabling any insane offer that is proposed then letting it get ignored and destroyed by red tape long before it hits his desk. 

Rest assured, any bill that he does sign would have those whole "families" thrown out of the country together, altogether; instead of detained and tried for asylum.

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Mr. Universe Theosebes Goodfellow Wed, 06/20/2018 - 13:34 Permalink

Instead we get Zionist Diane Finedemon introducing a bill to stop any Federal immigration arrest within 100 miles of the US border. Just to be clear, 66% of the US population resides within 100 miles of the border (~200 million people). They are not even hiding the fact that they are promoting lawless behavior that is destroying our country. One could only conclude that that is indeed their goal.

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Chris2 JimmyJones Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:36 Permalink

What families? 80% have been trafficked in, will they stay with their rapist "fathers" good luck with that.

And he folds like a cheap suitcase.

You're a loser Don, not the guy we need for a time like this.

Donald born full moon Gemini/Sag vacillate back and forth like a rich boy on a rocking horse. Cancer Venus/Saturn his family controls him. His relationships are shit, so Ivanka (Yael).

Uranus conjunct the Sun on the midheaven, drama queen that thrives on controversy and chaos.

I'm fucking done, I'm waiting for Uncle Adolf.

Move the wall back 50 feet and plant landmines on the other side, the end.

UPDATE:

I was right Ivanka (Yael) cried to sugar daddy, bam mack daddy says "fuck all" amnesty!

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Chris2 macholatte Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:59 Permalink

They interview them and they can't tell basic facts about the child, nor can the child give facts about the parent. Pretty simple.  The border patrol guy said they had a 10 yr old put on birth control before the trip because the parent knows that is part of the trip. Children alone with only a phone number written on their T-shirt. Had an 8 yr old die right in front of them due to heat exhaustion. These are the loving parents.

The whole thing is population replacement via invasion...tears, I remember those in Kuwait for the babies thrown out of incubators to start a war for the jews.

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MK ULTRA Alpha Manthong Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:35 Permalink

State of the Union.

We pay $35K each to house illegals who wouldn't be able to compete for jobs, only to be eligible for food, housing and medical forever.

We on the other hand are told to eat shit by the same side advocating for foreigners.

I worked as an  AARP helper at the food stamp office after working at a computer lab to help Mexican gang members coming out of prison on how to write a resume on a computer. They thought the mouse was used on the screen.

But I was chosen for the food stamp office because of my language and computer skills. I signed up women with no husband, who were illegal with five children. So many it would blow your mind. Even born in the US unmarried and married Hispanics work hard at getting pregnant (fat ugly ones, born in the USA, trying to have babies for social services) and they openly talk about it, they want DONORS so they can have five kids to get government money.(they call men "donors" looking for donors, many women, especially white women try to have babies then divorce and child support. it's all rigged and when government is involved it becomes a racket like everything else in this country. In the office of another job, I would hear white women who were running two men each on child support, their scam was to have a child by each and have two payments, openly in my face talking about it on the phone. This is your America.)

Also, the illegal women with five kids, often had one or more children with defects, thus I signed up the entire operation for free food and free medical. That's for federal money, however, all illegals are entitled to free medical care in the community health care system. Austin is now a UN resettlement city, many US cities have been designated UN resettlement cities. Obama worked to place us under UN law and governing, remember the long term goal of International Communism is One World Government. A Sanctuary City is a UN Resettlement City under UN law, these US cities are stating we are breaking federal laws to follow Obama's communist vision of submitting to UN rule, thus in Austin, it's turning in to an economic refugee camp. It's huge and growing, still the economic refugees are coming in from all over the world.

Free housing, free food and free medical, that's the real reason they come here. Then there were the other foreigners at the food stamp office, demanding the same. Lining up at the door fresh off a plane in Obama's Muslim invasion economic refugee movement. The cities in America are now foreign cities. And if the federal government didn't pay for it, small towns and states were forced to pay for it when Obama dumped the 3rd world on small towns in the heart land. Remember all the Obama wars on the heartland of this nation, hundreds and hundreds of stories of what Obama's communist racist did to the white people of this country. It was the start of the race war movement. Now white people are killing themselves off with Chinese supplied synthetic heroin.

For me, I really can't get government help, all I get from ethnic people and militant women in the government is nasty comments, and hate for me because I'm a white male. I'm talking about at the VA and any contact with the government, when I went to vote for Trump, a Hispanic Mexican security guard was yelling at me, several times, when his machine for checking for weapons didn't work, he didn't even have it on. When I voted and came back through, I inquired, he started yelling like a crazy man at me. This was at city hall Austin, Texas.

After Trump won, three times black men attacked me about Trump, how did they know I voted for Trump?, my white skin. One black man was throwing his fist in the air, wildly swinging close to me. I'm old, I had my hand on my knife in my pocket prepared to stab him in the heart real fast. See, I'm not afraid of blacks, so when I said I didn't know what he was talking about, he came back to say he was sorry. If I were a Mexican plotting the race war, the blacks are going to kill you off. Black people are not what Obama thought of black people. He surrounded himself with radical blacks and 60's whites who advocated the destruction of the white people through a communist controlled government sanctioned and funded race war to destroy the one block of voters who opposed them, the whites.

Many born in the US black people, the majority I have spoken to, believe Obama didn't help black people and hurt the country, and do not want to be over run with Hispanics, Muslims and what we are seeing, they don't even want the Africans from Africa which is now a major source from the 3rd world. Most US Black people are America First oriented than "We are the world... corporate communist one world government movement.

Hispanics are racist more than the percentage of US born blacks, it's around 20% blacks who are racist militant, but with Hispanics, it's all of them. They work to over populate to displace us, they believe the West belongs to them and we stole it. This is often the theme on Spanish speaking radio. Groups like La Raza openly talk of killing off the old whites. And old whites have had home invasions and were killed and no one was charged.(because of the few captures, we now know, illegals as well as born in the US Mexicans, and the foreign born legals are doing home invasions to kill old white Americans. In California, the story about home invasions is so frequent it's now a non-story especially in today's news media, it never goes national. The nation is a huge killing field terrorist camp, does the FBI ever take down a massive criminal enterprise like MS13? never, but we pay so much for protection from terrorist, is the government's terrorist racket only for the government and national media to support more wars for Israel? because the war is right here, the communist racist are embedded in the government and we can't expect help. We're being inundated with foreigners from all over the world to be indoctrinated for a communist racial take over of the US, I am to be replaced, this is the open and public political platform of the Democratic Communist Party.

La Raza is funded by communist groups and Soros, all kinds of communist groups are working in the Mexican and Latin American population, communist cells everywhere plotting for a kill off of whites, they're gangs just like MS13. Every where this is happening, it's not Trump, it's Obama and this is what Obama was working for and still openly working for. This is a communist take down of the US based on race and race is the vehicle for take over and the subsequent genocide of whites.

At the federal DOJ, a federal prosecutor who is Chinese who went after Trump who is still working at DOJ, is going after Trump supporters who say on social media they will kill the black woman Harris who is leading a democratic party movement and it has been stated over and over, as a democratic party platform, that they advocate a race war, did the Chinese prosecutor have a grand jury on that? NO

So the DOJ is choosing federal grand juries in the DC region who are communist and racist militant haters of white men.(Mueller is choosing his grand jury from the same people in the same area, anti-white male grand juries are not fair.)  So the same DOJ doesn't go after all of the death threats to Trump, the Republicans and me? absolutely not. Also, the other person besides Harris, again Harris is leading the militant ethnic racist of the Democratic Party in an out spoken campaign of genocide against whites, but also the young Trump supporter is being accused he wanted to kill communist leader Sanders too. In light of all the death threats and actually physical attacks on Trump supporters, the Chinese prosecutor going after Trump, he should have been terminated and charged. Now we have show trials of a young man who said he wanted to kill Harris and Sanders, I didn't see prosecutors of the biased and highly political DOJ going after blatant death threats against Trump. The DOJ is running a coup against the president we elected. It's more evidence it's all about race with the Democrats, open calls for a race war from DNC, and not one word said against it.

So as I see it, we're in a race war that I never asked for, this is Obama's legacy and further proof Obama wanted to destroy America and the target was white America.

"You didn't build that". Obama's call out to whites, and a warning of things to come. Or how about the army Obama wanted to build, it's an army for a communist take down of America based on race, then it's open borders to "darken up" America. With all that in our face and now calls to open the borders from the communist. It is not about the vote as Trump stated. It is for a race war to remove the white not just from political office, but the genocide of the whites when the time is right, either under government control and ran by the government, or without.

The hate for white males is embedded in the government, the media, and the culture. It has been a generational goal of the communist. We're tired of it and Trump and company are not explaining it because most of congress is never exposed to it, but they were? at the baseball game, and congress is still not awake. And the media, half of Hollywood is homosexual and the news media is loaded with weird people who have never worked in their lives, no real life experience, most all have no moral backbone with most being committed and indoctrinated for Obama's communist vision of white genocide. The news media is staffed by those with a political agenda, either anti-white male, homosexual or card carrying communist, it's that bad.

I do not believe after the democrats cheated on the elections, and I believe now, long term congressmen and women have been cheating for years on their elections in their state, I do not believe we can have another national election in this country, the federal government through it's federal judge system of bias has ruled no one has to prove their citizenship to vote in this country. Anyone can vote is the new law of the land. Thus, the democrats openly say, they're rigging the elections with illegals and we know from reports, they added incredible numbers way above the usual number of people voting to a point of more people voting than adults for many cities. Blatant cheating with a few show trial convictions not related to the overall big picture of systemic voter fraud is what we face. Thus, there will be no legitimate elections after this, it will always be this way. America is a dead man walking.

 

 

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Ms No TheGardener Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:23 Permalink

So if they are detained with adults they get molested, raped and maybe even murdered.  They are safer being detained alone.  There are extremely dangerous characters in these groups plus many kids are sent alone.  I suppose we will be liable for that too.  Sending children through a lethal desert to gain access to a country illegally is child abuse.  They should be barred entry for that also.  We dont need to import child abusing trash.

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Dilluminati BidnessMan Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:18 Permalink

What is actually happening is now people will use children as a leverage in illegally crossing into this country putting more children at risk, this was really a bad idea and you should not create an incentive to put even more children at harm.  These people should be EXPEDITED and WAIVE any additional process as a condition of staying together and BE EXPEDITED the back fucking home! 

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Chris2 Omerta Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:45 Permalink

I break the law and go to jail. My child is not coming with me.

This is so ridiculous it is beyond comprehension for any sane person.

They should be thrown back over the border the minute they are caught.

It's not our problem if they don't like their country, its theirs.  Besides 80% are not brought by parents they are brought by traffickers.

Dems want Trump to betray his base so they don't show up in November, don't forget how many of them had never voted before or not for years. They won't show up, myself included.

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Ms No Chris2 Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:26 Permalink

The combination of breaking the law while involving children says a lot.  The US is responsible for this by encouraging anchor babies.  Now children and pregnant women are pawns to gain entry.  Then the first anchors get everybody else in one by one.  It was always a set up for disaster.

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Bastiat IridiumRebel Wed, 06/20/2018 - 12:48 Permalink

Speaking of emotional horseshit: the left just can't stop exposing themselves for the nasty trash they are:

Peter Fonda calls Kristjen Nielson a "lying gash" and calls Sarah Sanders the same. Bragging that this is much worse than "cunt."

He also calls for Barron to be kidnapped and put in a cage with pedophiles.

Yeah, the left will win the mid-terms with this kind of trash, you betcha.  I wonder how the feminazis like that language?

http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/20/melania-calls-secret-service-after-ac…

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Chris2 Bastiat Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:53 Permalink

They like those attacks.

I grew up with these pigs and the mantra is "by any means necessary" which includes lying, stealing, destroying, terror, rape, murder.

Just look at Europe it is exactly what the silver ponytails are going to deliver to you via their Jewish financiers.

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DeathMerchant Chris2 Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:04 Permalink

“The New World Order cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the single most significant component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United States to change its perceptions.” - Henry Kissinger, World Action Council, April 19, 1994.

I must add here that in spite of being in his 90's and wheelchair bound, Kissinger attends every Bilderberg conference. That should tell you what the Bilderberg group is all about. This is a worldwide conspiracy against the people of the world but especially against the US. Either take it or fight back.
http://www.alt-market.com/a...

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edotabin IridiumRebel Wed, 06/20/2018 - 17:32 Permalink

No doubt. Bottom of the barrel. Lowest of the low.

I've been wondering about why this became such a hot topic only in the past couple of days. I thought that border security had been enhanced since shortly after the election. Did a reporter visit the detention areas and figure the separated children would make a good " angle"? You know just so Maddow could start crying for added effect.

Sarcasm aside though, why is this monopolizing the news all of a sudden?

 

 

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Dilluminati ThaBigPerm Wed, 06/20/2018 - 16:50 Permalink

Folded like a cheap suit, years from now some politician will be talking about foolish deals and agreements and this latest move by Trump will top the list: he's two strikes.. bump stock and now illegals 

In both cases he shown he has no real conviction.

He caved plain and simple.. folded, caved and was manipulated instead of calling the fake news for what it is.. this separation was a long standing policy, we now have additional costs as a taxpayer I blame on Trump!

 

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edotabin Dilluminati Wed, 06/20/2018 - 18:04 Permalink

Why the separation in the first place? Apart from the fact that many "families" aren't even actually related.

I'm not following the separation thing as a concept. Is it a "prison" thing where men, women and children are held separately? 

They try to come in together, they go back together.....why the complications?

I wouldn't even spend too much time or money processing. Pic, fingerprint, DNA, "permanently denied status" and send everyone back. The only legal way should be at the embassy, in advance etc.

 

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Chris2 Dilluminati Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:18 Permalink

3 strikes, 4 strikes, 5 strikes

bomb Syria Ivanka cried for the fake children photos

bomb Syria again, more fake children pics

Sign spending bill with zero funding for even a fence and no WALL.

Im done, I ain't no burning bed housewife.

I was done at pick of Pence but it was too late.

Now I don't give a fuck, I plan for the war which will take place.

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Chauncey Gardener Dilluminati Wed, 06/20/2018 - 23:44 Permalink

He wrote the EO to get Schumer to STFU. Now, they will accuse him of being a NAZI, until fall when the next orchestrated school shooting will occur. He signed an EO to enforce Bill Clinton's Adminsitration's LAW=checkmate. The Dim's have no platform other than hate Trump. Go join the ACLU or Amnesty International, that's where you're head is at, Einstein.

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