President Trump Signs Executive Order To Address Illegal Alien Family Separation…

Earlier today, in response to current issues surrounding human trafficking arrivals at the U.S. – Mexico border, President Trump signed an executive order (full text below) addressing family separation.

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 “et seq”, it is hereby ordered as follows:

[Text] ♦ Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of this Administration to rigorously enforce our immigration laws. Under our laws, the only legal way for an alien to enter this country is at a designated port of entry at an appropriate time. When an alien enters or attempts to enter the country anywhere else, that alien has committed at least the crime of improper entry and is subject to a fine or imprisonment under section 1325(a) of title 8, United States Code.

This Administration will initiate proceedings to enforce this and other criminal provisions of the INA until and unless Congress directs otherwise. It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources. It is unfortunate that Congress’s failure to act and court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law.

♦ Section 2. Definitions. For purposes of this order, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Alien family” means

  • (i) any person not a citizen or national of the United States who has not been admitted into, or is not authorized to enter or remain in, the United States, who entered this country with an alien child or alien children at or between designated ports of entry and who was detained; and
  • (ii) that person’s alien child or alien children.

(b) “Alien child” means any person not a citizen or national of the United States who

  • (i) has not been admitted into, or is not authorized to enter or remain in, the United States;
  • (ii) is under the age of 18; and
  • (iii) has a legal parent-child relationship to an alien who entered the United States with the alien child at or between designated ports of entry and who was detained.

♦ Section 3. Temporary Detention Policy for Families Entering this Country Illegally.

(a) The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary), shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, maintain custody of alien families during the pendency of any criminal improper entry or immigration proceedings involving their members.

(b) The Secretary shall not, however, detain an alien family together when there is a concern that detention of an alien child with the child’s alien parent would pose a risk to the child’s welfare.

(c) The Secretary of Defense shall take all legally available measures to provide to the Secretary, upon request, any existing facilities available for the housing and care of alien families, and shall construct such facilities if necessary and consistent with law. The Secretary, to the extent permitted by law, shall be responsible for reimbursement for the use of these facilities.

(d) Heads of executive departments and agencies shall, to the extent consistent with law, make available to the Secretary, for the housing and care of alien families pending court proceedings for improper entry, any facilities that are appropriate for such purposes. The Secretary, to the extent permitted by law, shall be responsible for reimbursement for the use of these facilities.

(e) The Attorney General shall promptly file a request with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to modify the Settlement Agreement in “Flores v. Sessions”, CV 85-4544 (“”Flores” settlement”), in a manner that would permit the Secretary, under present resource constraints, to detain alien families together throughout the pendency of criminal proceedings for improper entry or any removal or other immigration proceedings.

♦ Section 4. Prioritization of Immigration Proceedings Involving Alien Families. The Attorney General shall, to the extent practicable, prioritize the adjudication of cases involving detained families.

♦Section 5. General Provisions.

(a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

  • (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
  • (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented in a manner consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

~ DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE, June 20, 2018.

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526 Responses to President Trump Signs Executive Order To Address Illegal Alien Family Separation…

  1. noswamp says:

    MSM did not want to talk about the IG Report.

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  2. Jeff says:

    The most delicious part is that Schumer and Gang were cackling with glee, thinking they were setting a nice trap for our VSG.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Jeff says:

    They’re aliens, right? Why not house ’em in Area 51?

    Liked by 4 people

  4. The feral government ordered state to create Child “Protective” Services and every day hundreds of American children are ripped from their families, often placed in abusive foster homes. Thousands are lost every year to domestic grooming gangs. Consider Alexandria Hill, 2 years old, beaten to death by CPS.

    DailyMail.CO.UK/news/article-2385159/

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  5. jbrickley says:

    Trump just did exactly as Chuckie Schumer said. He used his pen and wrote an executive order. It took 30 minutes for the dim bulb media to realize it means not releasing a family but keeping them together alongside their children in custody! Take that Chuckie! What a schmuck!

    What you think they were going to just let them walk? Yeah, that’s not how this works. Dang, I am out of popcorn again!

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    • fuzzi says:

      And the EO it states that there has to be a LEGAL parent-child relationship, not trafficked as a get-across-the-border-free card.

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  6. Neo says:

    [Little girl crying]
    Announcer: “Little girl, what’s wrong ?”
    Little Girl: “The IRS is taking away my daddy’s money, so I don’t have ‘crumbs’ for a kitten … and Nancy Pelosi wants to take even more”

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