Trump has gotten some wall money from Congress, and likely will get more, though the total is well short of the $25 billion he has requested.
Administration witnesses did not reply directly when asked by senators whether they would want to send their own children to such a "summer camp". In addition, Trump wants to end the practice of releasing immigrants caught entering the country illegally on the condition that they show up for court hearings, along with shifting the USA immigration system to one based more on individual merit and less on family ties.
White said he is now working to reunite more than 400 kids with their families "as quickly as humanly possible". Connecticut Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal asked. The two were reunited in July after two months apart.
Most officials at the hearing avoided specifying what they believed went wrong leading up to family separations. Numerous children have been accused by immigration officials of belonging to MS-13 and other violent gangs, an activity Trump has used to justify his "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting immigrants caught entering the country without permission.
Finding a compromise, especially in an election year, will be hard.
Matthew Albence, an executive associate director at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, told the lawmakers that "the best way to describe" conditions at family detention centers was "like a summer camp". "I have every confidence that you are the right person to do this". More than 700 children remain separated, including more than 400 whose families have already left the USA without them. After an initial surge in 2014, the numbers have continued to rise, with over 106,000 members of family units apprehended so far in fiscal year 2018.
The government has already had two partial shutdowns this year.
Cuellar issued stats on how the reunification of children and parents is going.
The government is now preparing to deport as many as 1,000 of the parents who have a final deportation order lodged against them.
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A Department of Health and Human Services official told senators Tuesday that his agency had warned the Trump administration that separating families would be unsafe for children.
The solution to that conundrum, according to Republicans, is to revoke or amend the 1997 agreement brokered between the Clinton Justice Department and attorneys representing immigrants, which is known as the Flores settlement. The parents of these children were deported without their kids. In an op-ed they co-authored for USA TODAY, the senators argued that those centers would be required to maintain "high humane standards".
Democrats have fought back against that proposal, arguing that any prolonged detention of minors is not only inhumane, but flies against the long-held ideal of the USA serving as a beacon for downtrodden immigrants.
The Judiciary panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, called the separations "immoral and haphazard".
The Trump administration decries such policies as "catch and release".
Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, said the agencies should be blamed when Congress has offered "no plausible or workable solution at all".
The lawmakers want the inspectors general for the departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to investigate the abuse allegations immediately and to release any previous investigations into the charges. Employees who are furloughed during the shutdown also have a degree of uncertainty around whether they'll receive back pay after the shutdown ends.
Analysts said Republicans are moving quickly to resolve the funding issue out of political necessity, and the desire to keep voters focused on other issues - such as confirming Trump's nominee to the supreme court, Brett Kavanaugh.
Albence doubled down on his description, insisting, "These individuals are there because they've broken a law". "No one, no matter what their immigration status, should have to suffer such abuse". Some migrants separated from their children have said they did not understand what they were signing.