Dem senator: Family separation is 'official kidnapping and child abuse'

Matthew Albence

Trump had said during his campaign that Mexico would pay for his wall, but Mexico has balked at that request.

Republicans in Congress are planning to push a fight over Donald Trump's border wall past the November election, ignoring the president's threats that he's prepared to shut down the US government if lawmakers don't provide more money for his signature proposal.

Despite Mexico's public rejection of responsibility for the cost and tangles with Democrats and other Republicans in Congress over funding for the wall, Trump has consistently pushed the proposal, sometimes over other border security measures that are proven to prevent illegal immigration and drug smuggling.

Mr McConnell told a radio interviewer last week that a shutdown so close to the November 6 mid-term elections will not happen, but he acknowledged the border funding issue was unlikely to be resolved before the balloting. "There's no question that separation of children from parents entails significant potential for traumatic psychological injury to the child", he added, shortly after. The associate director of refugee, asylum, and worldwide operations at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Higgins continued, "It's hard to put myself in the position of an individual who takes a unsafe journey in which their child could be harmed, let alone whether I would send my children". "But we're going to get the wall, even if we have to think about closing up the country for a while", Trump said.

The policy was partly meant to discourage future illegal immigration but has become a public relations nightmare for the Trump White House. In addition, he wants to end the practice of releasing immigrants caught entering the country illegally on the condition that they show up for court hearings.

In response to questions from the senators about reports of women being sexually abused by guards in detention centres, Matthew Albence, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement official, said there were "rigorous" inspections of facilities, with investigations launched on any reports of abuse.

Democrats blasted the administration policies, but some Republicans like Iowa Sen.

The federal budget year ends September 30, and lawmakers will spend much of August in their states campaigning for re-election. The House adjourned for five weeks on Thursday while the Senate will only take one week off in August.

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Earlier, Donald had threatened to shut down the government after his priorities in congressional spending bills was sidelined. On Capitol Hill, Republicans have introduced multiple bills that would repeal the decades-old legal protections for children in immigration facilities and allow for indefinite family detention, and ICE officials asked Congress directly on Tuesday to pass them.

Trump began a policy of "zero tolerance" this spring, prosecuting all migrants caught entering the USA without authorization. You can just raise your hand if it's been a success, ' he said.

To prove his point, Albence said during Tuesday's Senate hearing that of the 75,000 immigrants now in those programs, only 2,430 were deported in fiscal year 2017.

Trump met at the White House last week with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. They do, however, have the strength to derail legislation in the closely divided Senate. The House Appropriations Committee Homeland Security Bill contains $5 billion for "physical barriers and associated technology on the southern border". Among the senators who defended the officials during the hearing was Republican Sen.

Two leading Democrats - Reps. Kamala Harris of California, too, called for Nielsen to resign. On Monday, Trump followed up with another tweet saying the wall needs to be built "much faster".

The tweets were in response to attacks on the U.S. government's family separation policy, which saw thousands of minors separated from their parents who entered the United States illegally.

"The government can only reunify families over which it has control. and it has control over the families, the parents and children, in its custody", Judge Sabraw said.

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