The President says he’s signing an executive order to end family separations. The actual aim seems to be to pick a fight with the courts and allow separations to continue while blaming judges. According to The New York Times, the President will sign an executive order allowing children to be detained indefinitely with their parents. The problem is that that violates a 1997 consent decree saying that you can’t detain/imprison children for more than 20 days (technically what’s currently happening isn’t detention). It straight up violates that order. So what will almost inevitably happen is that a court will step in, say you can’t do that and then Trump will announce that the judge is forcing him to keep separating families.
Nothing he ever does is as it seems. He will change something meaningless, make it even more cruel but in a less obvious way, and it will divert the media long enough for the whole story to die down.
Durbin spitting🔥over Trump's executive order:
"His new Executive Order criminalizes asylum-seekers and seeks to indefinitely detain their children. Locking up whole families is no solution at all."
Asks Rs to "call for an end to this monstrous Trump Administration policy."
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) June 20, 2018
The executive order doesn't end the zero-tolerance policy that created this crisis. In fact, the President now wants to detain parents and children together indefinitely, and contemplates DoD building internment camps to house them. This is no solution to a problem Trump created.
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) June 20, 2018
??? For those complaining that comparisons to Nazi Germany are unwarranted: The administration is favorably citing SCOTUS cases from JAPANESE INTERNMENT.
BTW, when you are using cases from the most shameful episodes in history to bolster your positions, you're not winning. https://t.co/NN7FpZUkIH
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) June 20, 2018