HELL FREEZES OVER: NYT Defends TRUMP Over Phony Immigration Smears

  • HELL FREEZES OVER: NYT Defends TRUMP Over Phony Immigration Smears

HELL FREEZES OVER: NYT Defends TRUMP Over Phony Immigration Smears

In a statement, Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for HHS' Administration for Children and Families, said that the agency has "an existing network of approximately 100 shelters in 14 states" and that "additional temporary housing is only sought as a last resort when current locations are reaching capacity". Liberal activists and others, including some from media outlets, tried to highlight the issue by tweeting photos of young people in steel cages that actually were taken during the Obama administration.

She said it is "disingenuous to couch this as a continuation" of Obama's policies. "It does seem to provoke a ratcheting up across the board".

The New York Times on Sunday refuted widely repeated allegations that the "lost" children resulted from the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their illegal immigrant parents.

Ivanka posted her image on Twitter as well as Instagram (Don keeps his kid photos strictly on Instagram), and she probably got greater blowback than her brother. "If you don't want your child to be separated, then don't bring them across the border illegally", Mr Sessions said. "We have to break up families". "But those children had arrived alone at the Southwest border - without their parents".

Under the terms of the 1997 Flores settlement agreement, reached in connection with a suit against the federal government, migrant children can not be held in jail.

That's not true. There's no law mandating that parents must be separated from their children.

HHS releases the vast majority of the children into the care of a "sponsor" - typically the child's parent or a close adult relative.

Unlike a child who learns from getting burned, the media and amnesty advocates will not hesitate to light the match again in an effort to burn the Trump administration.

"He actually called the practice frightful".

Over the weekend, a group of photographs posted by the Arizona Republic quickly went viral until it was pointed out that the pictures had been taken in 2014, while President Barack Obama was still in office. But Trump seized on the error.

"Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama's term showing children from the Border in steel cages", Trump tweeted. "They thought it was recent pictures in order to make us look bad, but backfires", Trump tweeted Tuesday.

"Dems must agree to Wall and new Border Protection for good of country ..."

It's unclear what "Bipartisan Bill!" Trump might have been referring to.

Still, the White House continues to blame Democrats for failing to act on immigration legislation. "The Democrats gave us that law and they don't want to do anything about it".

Instead, House Speaker Paul Ryan and his leadership team are trying to put together an alternative approach that most Republicans would support.

HHS has about 1,300 reserve beds to accommodate more children, the official said, including several hundred at a government-owned building in Homestead, Florida, adjacent to an Air Force base previously used as a Labor Department training center.

Even before Ivanka Trump posted the image of her son, anger had been growing about the plight of children arriving in the U.S., with the hashtag #Wherearethechildren used over 800,000 times on Twitter.

According to a report by USA Today, between October and December 2017, ORR was able to contact 7,635 sponsored children but can not "determine with certainty the whereabouts of 1,475 children".

"We try to provide the children with some comfort and routine, so they don't have any more surprises", said Abbott. Until recently, the result was that families who crossed the border seeking asylum often were released in the US while their cases were pursued.

Homeland Security officials say the measures are meant to protect children from being sent to the homes of convicted criminals or others unsuited to care for them, and to ensure teenage minors do not have gang affiliations.

Officials said Tuesday they are planning more thorough screening of both minors and their sponsors, including a fingerprint background check of every sponsor.