The following is an excerpt from rt.com | June 18, 2018 |
Amid a national furor over his immigration policy, US President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for stronger border laws, citing Germany’s ‘open-door’ migration policy as a “big mistake.”
“Why don’t the Democrats give us the votes to fix the world’s worst immigration laws?,” Trump tweeted Monday. “Where is the outcry for the killings and crime being caused by gangs and thugs, including MS-13, coming into our country illegally?”
Trump has regularly called for Democrats to support his proposed tough immigration laws, including funding a 2,000-mile long wall on the US’ southern border with Mexico. The president is currently planning on meeting House Republicans on Tuesday to weigh up two proposed pieces of immigration legislation, one ‘moderate’ and one more hard-right.
However, the President has come under fire from Democrats, celebrities, and the Twitter #resistance for his administration’s policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants from their parents and detaining them. In a Washington Post op-ed over the weekend, former First Lady Laura Bush called the separation policy “cruel” and “immoral.”
The recent increase in detentions is a consequence of the Trump administration’s new ‘zero-tolerance’ policy on illegal immigration that prosecutes all illegal border-jumpers. As illegal immigrants have allegedly committed a crime, and as their children cannot be taken to jail, they are detained until their parents have appeared in court.
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