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Tue Jun 19, 2018, 06:56 PM

Senate Republicans Move to End Trump Policy on Child Separation Video

Source: New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republican senators moved on Tuesday to defuse a political crisis by seeking passage of legislation that would swiftly bring an end to President Trump’s practice of separating children from their parents when families cross into the United States illegally.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said that “all of the members of the Republican conference support a plan that keeps families together,” endorsing an approach that would provide legal authority to detain parents and children together while their legal status in the country is assessed by the courts.

Asylum claims would be expedited by adding more immigration judges or allowing families to be processed before others, Republican senators said.

Mr. McConnell said he planned to reach out to Democrats to support the effort, hoping to stanch the political damage from an administration policy that led to heartbreaking stories of children separated from their mothers and brutal images of children in makeshift detention camps.



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Reply Senate Republicans Move to End Trump Policy on Child Separation Video (Original post)
coeur_de_lion Jun 2018 OP
bucolic_frolic Jun 2018 #1
alwaysinasnit Jun 2018 #2
coeur_de_lion Jun 2018 #3
Kajun Gal Jun 2018 #4
coeur_de_lion Jun 2018 #5
msongs Jun 2018 #6
kyburbonkid Jun 2018 #7

Response to coeur_de_lion (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 07:07 PM

1. Without strict onsite oversight, it's just a campaign maneuver

and you think Trump will allow this change, even if he signs it or is overridden? Remember, he's never wrong, a stable genius. Canadian shoes are more important than people to him.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 07:21 PM

2. Pure political expediency

McConnell is only doing this because of the massive blowback from separating these children from their parents. He fears that this debacle will lead to the Democrats taking the Senate back and he will no longer be majority leader, which will put an end to packing the courts with Gorsuch clones.

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 07:24 PM

3. Yep. But I'll take it.

Like Ted Lieu said, we don't care if you apologize, just stop separating the children.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 07:26 PM

4. And how long will this process take? Do the kids stay in kennels while waiting on them?

 

My guess is yes.

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Response to Kajun Gal (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 07:29 PM

5. Yes

The longer they stay the more seats we get to flip.

But it is not fucking worth it.

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 09:11 PM

6. and what poison pills will be attached... nt

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Response to coeur_de_lion (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:07 PM

7. Same old dance

This is so typical of the nazi (cough) republicans. Mitch McConnell is just now recognizing how evil this all looks in the "OPTICS". What a bunch of heartless sickOs we have running this government.

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