After huddling for 45 minutes with fellow Republicans to discuss immigration, Trump exited a meeting room only to be shouted at by a handful of House Democrats angry over the thousands of children who have been separated from their parents as they cross into the country. Orrin Hatch of Utah, wrote the Trump administration asking it to pause the separation of immigrant families until Congress comes up with a solution.
Obama has been the one of the primary targets of blame from Republicans for the crisis that exploded last week after it was announced about 2,000 children had been separated from adults as part of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
But Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY signalled that no such support would be coming, saying it's already in Trump's power to keep the families together.
But it's not like we can talk - in a notorious phone call between PM Malcolm Turnbull and Trump shortly after his inauguration, Trump labelled Australia's detention of asylum seekers a "good idea", saying "we should do that too".
Congressman Chris Collins said Trump mentioned his daughter had "seen the images" and said they should deal with the crisis "for a lot of reasons", according to CNN.
Trump signed the executive order following widespread protests against the move of his administration to separate children from their parents who illegally enter the country. She said the number of adults and children arriving at the border who fraudulently claimed to be a family group rose 314 percent between October 2017 and February, without specifying the number of cases.
"I would definitely be for stopping the separation of families and not using the children as a bargaining power to get the kind of immigration form we need", said Rep. Francis Rooney (R) Florida. "I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated".
"Tomorrow we're going to have a vote on legislation that makes sure we can enforce our laws and keep families together", Ryan told reporters at a weekly press briefing.
Democrats have gone all-in to draw attention to the family separations.
"I am calling for us to end the policy of separating families", Rauner said.
Trump's executive order leaves thousands of immigrant kids in limbo
Parents and children who together try to enter the United States illegally will no longer be separated at Mexican border. More than 2,300 children were separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to DHS.
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The Daily Express featured the British flag as its front page with the headline: "Ignore the will of the people at your peril". They stood down after the government promised to engage in talks on a compromise.
Barletta and other House Republicans said GOP leaders should have focused their energy on building support for the more hawkish proposal, which failed by less than 20 votes, instead of crafting a second piece of legislation.
But multiple House Republicans say they don't believe that either bill can pass, even after Trump told GOP members he would support them on immigration.
Every day, child welfare agencies across America make hard decisions to separate children from their parents.
Thursday's immigration debate in the House was spurred by another divisive Trump action.
Instead, the process requires coordination between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which holds numerous parents, and HHS, which takes custody of children and places them with adult "sponsors".
Under the order, the zero-tolerance policy will remain in effect. "It's a problem that's gone on for many years, as you know, through many administrations".
A federal judge in San Diego this month allowed the suit to go forward, writing that the separation "arbitrarily tears at the sacred bond between parent and child" and appears to violate a "constitutional right to family integrity". It also doesn't change anything yet for the some 2,300 children taken from their families since the policy was put into place. In the order, the president also directs Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a request in U.S. District Court in California to modify the Flores settlement so that the families could be detained together until their court dates.
Peter Schey, class-appointed counsel in the Flores case, said Wednesday there was nothing in the agreement that prevents Homeland Security officials from detaining children with their parents, "as long as the conditions of detention are humane and the child remains eligible for release, unless the child is a flight risk, or a danger to herself or others, or the child's parent does not wish the child to be released".
The measure would also offer protections to another vulnerable group - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients - who are undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.
The compromise bill in the House shifts away from the nation's longtime preference for family immigration to a new system that prioritizes entry based on merits and skills.