On Thursday, divided congressional Republicans failed to pass one immigration reform Bill, and a second proposal that includes language ending family separations was put off until next week.
"I have been working for years to get a permanent solution in place for our nation's Dreamers and secure our borders".
"Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November", Trump wrote. They do have, though, very strong Immigration Laws. Parents were jailed and children were taken to government-contracted shelters.
The Mexico-US border city of Tornillo, Texas became a crossroads where hundreds of protestors voiced their concerns, anger and frustration at the Trump administration's policy that separated kids from their parents, according to CNN. "But now the problem is for the Democrats because separating families may be unpopular; zero tolerance, however, is relatively popular", Trump said.
In a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, two-thirds opposed Trump's now-discontinued policy of separating kids from their parents when they cross the border; 79 percent supported allowing the dreamers to become citizens, even though Trump revoked the protection against deportation granted to them by President Barack Obama, and two-thirds said the 11 million unauthorized immigrants now in the US should be given a path to citizenship.
Meanwhile, some hard-line conservatives who are opposed to the compromise measure were cheering Trump's tweet on Friday, a sign of the impact they think it will have.
GOP leaders trying to persuade colleagues to seize the moment and tackle immigration problems by approving the bill, which includes $25 billion for Trump's border wall and a path to citizenship for young immigrants who have lived in the US illegally since childhood. "He wants people to just be sent back, no matter what", said Jorge Baron, executive director for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, who compared Sunday's tweets with comments Trump was reported to have made in January about immigrants from "shithole" countries.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says it's "important" that his chamber shows it's addressing the issue, which is an important one to voters. He has falsely blamed Democrats for forcing them to enforce the policy. United States immigration officials say 2,342 children were separated from 2,206 parents between 5 May and 9 June.
A pile of kids shoes left by mayors from USA cities lay at the front gate outside of the children's tent encampment built to deal with the Trump administrations "zero tolerance" policy in Tornillo, Texas.
The Department of Homeland Security on Friday filed a notice saying it may need up to 15,000 more beds to handle immigrant families. Trump's crackdown hasn't deterred them, at least not yet.
"What is happening in this country is disgusting", said Bilbao, who worked as a cleaning woman before becoming a legal resident and now works for an immigrant rights group. "Let's work together and get this done, all politicians, I don't care what side you're on", said Sabine Durden, the mother of another victim.
Trump's "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting adults for entering the country illegally entails a process that typically takes many months.