Trump says he'll be 'signing something' on detained children

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US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would sign something "pre-emptive" soon to solve the problem of immigrant families being separated at the US southern border, which has sparked outrage in the United States and overseas.

Trump's directive to federal agencies was "work together to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process and to reunite these previously separated groups".

Sessions and the administration altered how it would prosecute immigrants who illegally crossed the southern border rather than going through a regulated port of entry.

Trump said during a White House meeting with members of Congress that, "We want to keep families together".

"But we have to do more than say 'this isn't who we are", Obama wrote.

Nielsen's hastily planned news conference at the White House that same day drew swift criticism, including that she offered only facts and figures in response to a deeply emotional issue.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Republicans need to fix the problem through legislation, and that the fix should be narrowly tailored.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention.

Donald J. Trump is not the first president to use cruelty to stem migration.

Under the "zero-tolerance" policy, anyone who crosses the USA border faces criminal prosecution, meaning parents are sent to jail while their children are put into government custody. West of McAllen, federal public defender Maureen Scott Franco said in a Thursday email seen by AP that going forward, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Texas "will no longer bring criminal charges against a parent or parents entering the United States if they have their child with them". For thousands of others, though, there's no end in sight to the separations.

This is counter to what the Trump administration and the president himself has argued, claiming the president's hands were tied and that Congress only had the power to stop the separation of families. But the programs are hard to navigate, immigrant advocates told CNN, and parents in immigration officials' custody or jail can't get phone calls.

Both House bills, which Democrats and immigration advocacy groups have blasted, would fund Trump's proposed wall on the US-Mexico border, as well as reduce legal migration, in part by denying visas for some relatives of US residents and citizens living overseas, sometimes called "chain migration".

In 2016, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that child migrants who came to the border with parents and were held in custody must be released.

Meantime, the Justice Department sought to modify a federal court order that limits U.S. officials' ability to detain immigrant children longer than 20 days. The decision did not state parents must be released.

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