Party leaders are trying to finally secure the votes they need for their wide-ranging bill with tweaks they hope will goose support from the GOP's dueling conservative and moderate wings.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018We must maintain a Strong Southern Border.
In a series of tweets on Sunday, Trump said: "We can not allow all of these people to invade our Country". "When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back to where to came from".
Trump told Republicans in Nevada he needs a GOP Congress to pursue his agenda on immigration and other items. He also once against blamed Democrats for the country's immigration problems, urging them to not "resist" and instead strengthen security at the US border. "Our Immigration policy, laughed at all over the world, is very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years!" "This humanitarian disaster that occurred at the border, with these children being torn away from their parents, I think he's got his fingerprints on it", Mr. Coffman said in an interview.
Mr. Trump accused the Democrats of blocking negotiations throughout the week.
McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said the compromise measure, which he helped craft, fits the bill for what Trump is seeking on immigration.
Sanders differentiated between Trump and the Obama administration on this issue, saying there was "concern" about the treatment of undocumented immigrants under Obama, but that it was not the same as family separation under Trump. He has a lot of catching up to do with members of the Twitter #Resistance spreading the #BlueWave and #BlueWave2018 hashtags as they have been doing ever since Trump was elected.
But the controversy raging over the issue has persuaded many lawmakers they have to look like they are addressing the subject now.
White House representatives did not immediately respond to HuffPost's requests for clarification on Trump's tweets and who precisely he meant in referring to "these people".
Under zero tolerance, undocumented adult immigrants who did not cross at legal entry points are arrested and separated from their children.
Trump frequently brings up the Hispanic gang when he talks of immigration.
The call to abandon due process Sunday in some ways echoed part of his executive order, which seeks to detain immigrant families indefinitely, a stance that courts have said violates the rights of the children.
Now, much of the battle on Capitol Hill centers on the treatment of the newer influx of migrants.
Trump made his anti-illegal immigration stance a centerpiece of his presidential campaign and he has pushed for strict policies since taking office.
Roughly 2,300 children were separated from their families in recent weeks by US Border Control. The order, however, does not override a 1997 ruling that limits the amount of time migrant children can be locked up with their families to 20 days. The Trump administration had cited the agreement, known as the Flores settlement, when it originally began splitting apart children and their parents.
"I think it's important that the House be able to show we can take the action", said House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.