FACT CHECK: Trump Wrongly States Obama Administration Had Child Separation Policy



He has reportedly directed top White House officials to take a more aggressive stance on immigration.

Trump, reportedly acting on the advice of his hardline immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, also announced the departure of the director of the Secret Service, Randolph Alles, on Monday.

"Just so you understand, President Obama separated the children".

President Trump speaks in the Oval Office on Tuesday. "He's pulling the rug out from the very people that are trying to help him accomplish his goal".

The launch of the policy in January at the nation's busiest border crossing - in San Diego - marked an unprecedented change to the US asylum system, government officials and asylum experts said.

The ruling came a day after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned and as the administration faces repeated court setbacks on strict anti-immigration measures that were a signature campaign promise for Mr Trump, including losses on such policies as separating families at the border and ending protections for young immigrants.

After massive public outcry, including from many Republicans, Mr. Trump was forced to sign an executive order in June 2018 to rescind the policy crafted and implemented by his administration.

Kobach told Breitbart News on Tuesday that this will be an effective way for President Donald Trump to compel the Mexican government to take more enforcement action against Central Americans trafficking through their country.

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While some migrant families were separated during the Obama and Bush administrations when immigration officials determined parents posed a risk to their children, there was no government policy of systematically separating children from their parents.

The administration is allowed to separate children under certain circumstances including the health and welfare of the child and a parent's criminal history; this is why children were separated under Obama.

MPP was based on a decades-old law that says migrants who enter from a contiguous country can be returned there to wait out their deportation case, although the provision had never been used in the way the administration has applied it. But he also noted: "Once you don't have it, that's why you see many more people coming". "They are coming like it's a picnic, because, 'Let's go to Disneyland'".

The president commented on the news during a White House visit with Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

Seeborg said rights organizations had also shown "a likelihood of harm" that the policy would cause in terms of the impairment of their "ability to carry out their core mission of providing representation" to asylum seekers seeking admission into the U.S. But last summer, HHS started receiving babies and toddlers, and there was not enough space to house them, said Jonathan White, the career civil servant tasked by Health and Human Services with helping to reunify children.

"I'm crying from happiness", she told Reuters.

Nothing in the ruling prohibits the U.S. from detaining would-be asylum-seekers until they can be granted a court hearing, and nothing requires immigration officials to release asylum-seekers into the U.S., Seebord wrote.

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