President Donald Trump pleaded strongly on Sunday to withdraw undocumented immigration rights from undocumented immigrants, arguing that people who illegally cross the border into the US are intruders and should be expelled immediately without trial or a judge.
Trump's crackdown on the justice system created more confusion as legislators struggled for unity in immigration legislation and federal authorities reunited thousands of migrant children and their marginalized parents as part of an administrative policy that the president abruptly reversed last week.
Parliament is preparing to vote on a broad GOP naturalization law this week, but although the White House supports the legislation, its prospects for Sunday's transition seemed small, both because the Democrats oppose the move and because the Republicans have not should be long divided over the restrictive immigration laws.
Meanwhile, over the weekend, some GOP legislators prepared a tighter bill that would address only one of the flaws in Trump's executive order, which stipulates that migrant children and parents should not be separated while in custody. The Flores Settlement of 1997 requires children to be released after 20 days, but the GOP proposal would allow children and their parents to stay together in detention centers after 20 days.
At the center of the negotiations is a president who has maintained his harsh rhetoric, despite giving conflicting instructions to the Republican allies. In a tweets sent to his Virginia golf course late Sunday morning while driving from the White House, Trump described immigrants as intruders, called "immoral" US immigration laws, and wrote that they needed to be changed to undocumented rights remove migrants.
"We can not allow all these people to invade our country," Trump wrote. "If somebody comes in, we need to get them back from where they came from, without judges or lawsuits, and our system is a mockery of good immigration policies and law and order." Most children come without parents. "
The President continued in a second tweet, "Our immigration policy, which is laughed around the world, is very unfair to all those people who have gone through the system legally and have been online for years! Immigration must be based on merit." We need people who will help make America great again! "
Trump also urged Congressional Democrats to "fix the laws" and argued that "we need strength and security at the border! Can not accept all the people trying to break into our country."
After failing to pass a tough immigration bill last week, Republicans were preparing to vote this week on another bill that would bring Trump's long-sought border wall to $ 25 billion, limit legitimate immigration, and pave the way for young undocumented immigrants would become citizenship.
"I spoke to the White House yesterday, saying that the President is still 100 percent behind us," MP Michael McCaul, R-Texas, a co-sponsor of the law, told Fox News Sunday.
But because this bill may not get enough votes to pass through the house, momentum over the weekend has built up a tighter measure that would effectively end the settlement in Flores. Should the broader bill fail, the White House is preparing to support its support for the move, which, according to a White House official, should expect wider support among legislators.
Despite Trump's fluctuations in the last week, the negotiations continue in the background. The president began the week defending his government's family separation policy. On Tuesday evening, he expressed his support for two rival GOP bills in a confusing and meandering speech to the Republicans in the House of Representatives, insulting Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., without making any boos. On Friday he then called on lawmakers to throw in the towel and tweet, "Republicans should stop wasting their time on immigration until we elected more senators and congressional women in November."
That tweeted demoralized Republicans who drove home for the weekend, but the talks about what might happen to the house were not ended. Brendan Buck, adviser to parliamentary spokesman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Said on Sunday that a solution that specifically addresses the issue of family separation was "a topic of the week," though he noted that Republicans are not a single policy or bill had grown together behind.
Marc Short, head of the White House Legal Department, said on Sunday that it was too early to announce what action Trump would sign, but called on Congress to act swiftly to address the issue of immigration broadly.
"The White House has consistently expressed our concern over the Flores settlement with Congress," said Short. "It is indeed a problem that previous governments have also dealt with, and we expect Congress to respond sooner rather than later."
In the meantime, Trump's attack on immigration law enforcement rights follows a week in which he was fixated on immigration courts, which he calls "ridiculous." The President has refused to include court personnel on proposals from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and other lawmakers to handle more immigration cases.
Democrats and immigration lawyers wanted to embarrass Trump because he said he wanted to deny illegal immigrants their rights as a due process.
"America rules by law," MP Gerald Connolly, D-Va., Tweeted, "Not from the presidential dictates."
Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union's immigration law project, said in a statement, "What President Trump has proposed here is both illegal and unconstitutional, and any official who has sworn an oath to abide by the constitution and laws should irrefutably denying this. "
And at least one Republican legislator spoke out against Trump's threat. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, a libertarian-leaning Republican who has often criticized the president, responded to the controversy by citing the Fifth Amendment to the constitution.
"No one may be deprived … without life, liberty, or property without a due process of the law," teased Amash.
Trump beats this drum for several days. In a speech on Tuesday, Trump said, "I do not want judges, I want border security, I do not want to try people, I do not want people coming in."
"Do you know, when a person comes in and sets foot on our floor, it's essentially welcome to America, welcome to our country & # 39;" Trump continued. "You never get them out because they take their name, they bring the name down, they drop it off, then they let the person go, they say, & # 39; return to court in a year. & # 39; "
Trump suggested in these remarks, presented to the National Federation of Independent Businesses, that many immigrants "cheat" because they follow the instructions of their lawyers.
"They have professional lawyers," he said. "Some are good, others are do-gooders, and others are bad people, and they tell these people exactly what to say."
Many immigration hardliners see it differently. Asylum applications and deportation procedures are conducted before immigration tribunals filled with judges who can make decisions without consulting jurors.
Cruz's initial legislation on the frontier crisis suggested doubling the number of immigration judges from about 375 to 750. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken action to strengthen the immigration courts and give them the opportunity to handle many cases without trial cases.
"I sent 35 prosecutors to the Southwest and brought 18 immigration judges to the border," Sessions said earlier this year in San Diego. "That will be about 50 percent more immigration judges who will handle the asylum applications."
While wrestling with their own answer, the Republicans blamed Democrats for criticizing both the steps of the sessions and draft legislation on immigration. On a Sunday afternoon, Democratic Senate Chairman Chuck Schumer, N.Y., tweeted for "a Tsar who breaks through the bureaucracy and brings these children out of the limbo and into the arms of their parents."
In political talk shows on Sunday, Republicans reiterated that Trump accused the Democrats of rejecting any serious solution in favor of political violations – claiming they wanted "open borders."
"Chuck Schumer says: 'No, no, no, we will not mention it,' said MP Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a leader of House Freedom Caucus, on CBS's" Face the Nation " , "What they want is the political problem. They do not want to solve the problems. They do not want to keep the families together and decide that and go through the hearing process in a way that is the rule of the law. "