Donald Trump has signed an executive order early this morning ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the US border illegally.
Donald Trump has signed an executive order early this morning ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the US border illegally.

Trump tweets against immigrant ‘invaders’

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump says illegal immigrants should immediately be sent back to where they came from without any judicial process.

Sharpening his hard line views on immigration through a Twitter rant on Sunday, he called for called for strength and security while linking illegal immigration and crime. 

In a second tweet, Mr Trump described immigrants as invaders who clogged up the legal system. 

"When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order," he tweeted.

Mr Trump said the United States immigration policy was mocked internationally and unfair to those who sought immigration legally.

The Trump administration has gone into damage control on the issue of immigrant children, saying that it knows the location of all migrant kids who are in US custody, according to a story in the NY Post.

The administration said it knew the locations of all children removed from their parents as the result of the zero tolerance immigration policy and announced a hotline for separated families to call, according to a report.

The Department of Homeland Security released the fact sheet - "zero-tolerance prosecution and family reunification" - late Saturday and said it was working to reunite the children with their parents.

Protesters against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy for border crossers. Picture: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP
Protesters against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy for border crossers. Picture: Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Parents who are deported must request that their children be removed with them, a break from the past when many parents chose to be removed without their children.

But the fact sheet does not say how long the process to reunite families might take.

The Port Isabel Service Processing Centre in Texas has been established as the staging area for families to be reunited.

As of June 20, 2053 separated children are in the care of HHS and 522 kids have been reunited with their parents, the fact sheet said.

The updated information comes just days after President Trump did an about-face and signed an executive order last Wednesday stopping the separation of families.

He had blamed Democrats and Congress even though his Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the zero-tolerance policy in April.

During a campaign-style speech Saturday night in Las Vegas, Trump said he believed he had a winning hand with his stand on immigration.

"I like the issue for our election, too," he said about Democrats. Our issue is strong borders, no crime. Their issue is open borders. Let MS-13 all over our country."

News Corp Australia


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