U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

WASHINGTON- Officials reported, “The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, as President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion”.

On Wednesday, Trump also signed an executive order to keep families together in detention during immigration proceedings. Trump, with his all administration, has been facing fierce criticism since recent weeks after the separation of more than 2,300 children from their families, in order to prosecute their parents for crossing the border illegally.

On Thursday, it added about remaining unclear late, when and how would those children be reunited with their parents, it was also not being made clear that will if the government keep prosecuting cases against people caught crossing the border illegally. However, prosecutors said that they were not dismissing any cases, some hearings on Thursday did not proceed as scheduled.

Deportees, after their arrival in Honduras spoked with Reuters, ‘Before one deportation flight left for Honduras from Texas on Thursday, U.S. officials asked who had children in detention in the United States and the four who put up their hands were not put on the flight’.

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham said, “The White House responded to criticism by saying there was no hidden message ‘It’s a jacket’. “After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn’t going to choose to focus on her wardrobe.”

by Sawan Kumar on June 22, 2018

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