Trump says GOP lawmakers 'wasting their time'

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan R-Wis. meets with reporters before a House showdown on immigration at the Capitol in Washington Thursday

After a week of saturation coverage on illegal immigrant parents separated from their children - a policy Trump reversed under public and political pressure - the president stressed that so-called Angel Families have been "permanently separated". "As I stand here there are 2,300 kids that have been ripped away from their parents by our government".

He was asked to stop by Rep. Karen Handel, a Georgia Republican, who was presiding over the House floor at that moment.

Thursday's uncertainty resulted from the abrupt ending of a White House policy that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents over the past several weeks - part of the administration's zero-tolerance immigration policy that was a signature campaign promise of Trump. In a series of tweets, Trump said, "Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solve this decades-old problem".

"These are the stories that Democrats and people that are weak on immigration, they don't want to discuss, they don't want to hear, they don't want to see, they don't want to talk about", the president continued.

The dramatic audio, first reported by ProPublica and later provided to The Associated Press, roiled the national debate over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" approach to border crossings.

The Senate, though, does "like their traditions", but "they aren't getting anything done", said McCaul.

The Mendez family has been waiting two weeks for U.S. officials to let them formally request asylum - a long wait that is pushing many to cross the border illegally, according to activists.

Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia (38), a Guatemalan, sued the United States government to get her child back.




U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), has introduced, with a group of Republicans in coordination with House leadership, a compromise immigration bill to address family separation, a permanent solution for Dreamers, and border security.

Congressional action on immigration is needed more than ever, especially in light of recent revelations that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kristjen Nielsen has admitted to lawmakers that family separations at the border could resume despite Trump's executive order.

Trump's tweet on immigration legislation was the latest example of his abrupt reversals on issues, to the dismay of Republicans who crave his backing as a seal of approval for conservative voters. It is imperiled by stubborn differences between conservative and moderate factions - and by President Donald Trump's running commentary about a bill he only half-heartedly supported and then suggested would never become law.

In Texas alone, within the last seven years, more than a quarter million criminal aliens have been arrested and charged with over 600,000 criminal offenses, he said. Trump backed off by signing an executive order this week allowing families to stay together during these proceedings, while the status of such enforcement efforts remains unclear.

Democrats saw the Goodlatte bill as too harsh, and all 190 voted against it Thursday, drawing charges from Trump that they "say no to everything". Hours later Republican leaders postponed final voting on what was billed as a compromise immigration package until next week as negotiators made a last-ditch push for support.

The news came as lawmakers were scrambling to find the votes and answer an onslaught of rank-and-file member questions about what the compromise legislation does.

That dealt a serious blow to leaders' efforts to win support for legislation that already lacked enough votes to pass the House because of GOP divisions.

Democrats are optimistic that they will pick up seats in both chambers of Congress in November and are eyeing a takeover of the House and possibly the Senate.

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