President Donald Trump compares people entering the U.S. from Mexico to invaders and says they should be immediately sent back without appearing before a judge.
“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,” the president said on Twitter as he was being driven to his private golf club in Northern Virginia. “When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order.”
U.S Senator Ben Sasse says all Americans should keep in mind while debating immigration reform is that parents and children need to stay together.
“Three things are true: First, default family separation is cruel kids ought to stay with their parents whenever possible. Second, our immigration policy is broken dumb policies are magnets for human traffickers and the unsecure border is a national security risk. Third, Americans don’t use children as political hostages anyone trying to use this humanitarian crisis for politics should be ashamed. I’ve called on the President to end this new, discretionary policy and I’m committed to working with my colleagues on legislative solutions as well. The administration started changing course today and Congress can pass legislation today lets get this done.”
Last week the President reversed a policy of separating adults and children who enter the U.S. illegally together at the border with Mexico, though his “zero-tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all illegal border-crossers remains.
The House is expected to vote on immigration legislation this week, though its fate is uncertain.