“Trump may be about to fold to the non-stop media barrage over the separation of immigrant parents and their children…” Here’s the details…
from Zero Hedge
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…
Once the mid terms are over, liberals won’t talk about detained or separated illegal immigrant children until 2020. #itsallpolitics
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) June 19, 2018
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.
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.
.@foxnews has learned per @johnrobertsFox that the @WhiteHouse is today looking at some sort of executive action that would allow the children of people who cross the border illegally to stay with their parents through the entire adjutication process. #breaking
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) June 20, 2018
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.”
Evidently @RudyGiuliani is about to appear on @FoxNews to announce some sort of ‘executive action’ to stop the family separations at the border. Is it too early for a drinking game or can I take a shot every time Rudy says “Obama”? #ImmigrantChildren
— Steve Friess (@SteveFriess) June 20, 2018
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.