While speaking at the White House on Friday, President Donald Trump defended his administration amid criticism that it was separating immigrant families at the southern border.
United States authorities have separated about 2000 children from their migrant parents who illegally crossed the country's southern border over a recent six-week period. "If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border". Among them, family-related visas for the married children or adult siblings of US citizens as well as the 55,000 visas now available under the diversity lottery system for immigrants from other represented countries, including many in Africa. A spokesman for the US Department of Homeland Security says the minors were held in decent conditions while the detained parents were awaiting adjudication and possible prosecution. "That's their law", he said, provoking an uproar from reporters.
"I think if we get that clarification, then I think we're still good to go", said Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Washington, one of the Republicans who had earlier considered forcing a series of immigration votes on the House floor against the wishes of GOP leaders.
"This bill hardly fulfills President Trump's bold promise to fix immigration, and sure isn't a winning message for the GOP in the midterms", Hauman said.
"I have not personally heard from one".
On Friday morning, Trump seemed to dismiss the measure.
In a six-week period from mid-April to the end of May, the Trump administration separated almost 2,000 children from their parents, the New York Timesreported Friday.
DHS said between April 19 and May 31, there were 1,995 children separated from 1,940 adults at the southwest border.
President Donald Trump says he won't sign a "moderate" immigration bill written by House Republicans. Many members were desperate to believe that the President had either been referring to another bill or would reverse course later in the day - while conservatives cheered the President as rightfully demanding changes to the bill.
The president attempted to cast the blame away from his administration Friday morning, tweeting, "The Democrats are forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their disgusting and cruel legislative agenda".
Democrats fired back, with top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi calling the Republican proposal "simply unworthy of America".
The policy has sparked outrage among immigration advocates.
Trump stressed he opposes the separations.
"I hate to see separation of parents and children", Trump said.
Whereas angered protesters rallied at airports after Trump's first iteration of the Muslim-majority country travel ban, and internet users submitted public comments to the FCC supporting net neutrality, impeding the separation of families and holding the door open for vulnerable asylum-seeking immigrants feels far less actionable.
He also refuted the claim that agents were surreptitiously misleading children and parents in order to separate them, as well as one report which detailed a mother being separated from her child during breastfeeding.
Because the government is charging the parents in the criminal justice system, children are separated from them, with no clear procedure for their reunification aside from hotlines the parents can call to try to track their children down.
Kathleen Wynne , the leader of the Ontario Liberal Party and the first openly gay premier in Canada, will step down from her post. People are exhausted and resources are thin following the campaign, he said, and the party would do better to bide its time.
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I want to put players on the pitch next season that want to be in a different league and understand the challenges of that league. Shaqiri's future, though, may not be sorted out imminently as he is heading to the World Cup in Russian Federation next week.
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Trudeau's foreign minister responded by condemning "ad hominem attacks", and Germany and France criticised Trump's comments. Trudeau's office, in turn, said what the Canadian leader said on Saturday was nothing new .
Ross's visit and their Chinese peers haggled over how to get Beijing to purchase more American farm and energy products. Ross is "going there to tread water", the person said, declining to be identified due to the sensitivity of the matter.
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The Warriors are on their fourth appearance, and they got better after their second with the addition of Durant. Golden State will now have four chances to wrap up its title starting with Game 4 on Friday night.
Morneau has called the steel and aluminum tariffs "absurd", because Canada is by no means a security risk to the U.S. Barry Zekelman, the CEO of Atlas Tube, says the new tariffs are not necessarily about steel.
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This in the second case in less than a month of a protester being run over by a vehicle belonging to the security forcee. The troops also damaged sixty-seven (67) residential houses and disgraced six (6) women during the month.
But Curry has the narrative, actual production, highlight moments and even trash-talking spirit on his side so far. The Golden State Warriors have been forced to deal with a few injuries in the 2018 NBA Finals .
The South Korean President is hopeful that among the items discussed at the summit will be a definitive end to the Korean War. USA officials familiar with planning said he was scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday.
Also, by letting North Korea dictate what the United States military does, Trump sends the USA down a slippery slope. South Korean Foreign Minister Kang said the issue of these military drills was not discussed in detail at the U.S.
The two leaders met on Tuesday, signing a brief declaration on denuclearisation and reducing tensions. The statement made clear that Pyongyang was expecting USA concessions before any moves by the North.
The Safety Car was deployed in order to clear the wreckage while stewards opted to take no further action against either driver . Bottas finished second for the fourth time in seven races. "I think they've waited long enough for Ferrari to do well here".
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The Taliban have announced a ceasefire in Afghanistan over the Eid al-Fitr holiday for the first time since 2001. On Thursday, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offered a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid.
Looking at the bigger picture, Nadal hadn't ceded a set in Paris since 2015, when he lost to Novak Djokovic in the quarterfinals. The Romanian broke serve six times against a player who made the semi-finals at the Australian Open in January.
Until now, doctors didn't know for sure whether to offer chemotherapy to a large percentage of patients with early stage cancer. Patients were randomly assigned to receive chemotherapy followed by hormonal therapy or hormone therapy alone.
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