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House GOP Bill Would End Policy of Separating Parents From Children at Border

A House bill would end the Trump administration policy that has earned much attention, and much controversy, in the past few weeks.

By NTK Staff | 06.15.2018 @12:00pm
House GOP Bill Would End Policy of Separating Parents From Children at Border

An immigration compromise bill being worked on in the House of Representatives would end the Trump administration policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to reports.

The Washington Post‘s Mike DeBonis wrote on Thursday night:

House Republican leaders on Thursday circulated a proposal to end the Trump administration’s practice of separating immigrant children from their families when they are apprehended at the border — one that would, in effect, allow children to be detained alongside their parents.

The measure would be part of a larger bill aimed at both finding a legal solution for so-called DREAMers – young, undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally when they were children – and at funding President Trump’s desired border wall.

The family separation policy has been a controversial one for the Trump administration over several weeks.

President Trump continues to blame Democrats for the policy:

Trump’s assertion is incorrect, though, as it’s a policy enacted, enforced, and supported by his beleaguered attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

Sessions defended the policy on Thursday by referring to the Bible:

“Persons who violate the law of our nation are subject to prosecution. I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order,” Sessions said. “Orderly and lawful processes are good in themselves and protect the weak and lawful.”

Sessions’ comments appeared to be in response to widespread religious opposition to the Trump administration’s family separation policy. The GOP bill looks like it will address the controversial issue.

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