Trump and other administration officials, including Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, defended the policy up to the last minute, insisting that they enacted it in part because of a 2015 court order that cited a 1997 settlement known as the Flores agreement that says children can not be held in long-term detention, even with their parents. He added that otherwise "the country is going to be over-run by millions of people".
"The Department of Homeland Security's going to have to work with the court and ensure that they are able to keep these families as an integrated unit in detention facilities pending their criminal prosecution of the parents and/or the deportation of the whole family for violation of our immigration laws", Azar said.
Cruz's bill would double the number of federal immigration judges, authorize new temporary shelters to house migrant families and limit the processing of asylum cases to no more than 14 days - a goal immigrant advocates say would be hard to meet.
"There are now 239 children right here as a result of the Trump administration's family separation policy", he said.
The issue has drowned the GOP's preferred campaign message about a booming economy on the week of the six-month anniversary of the Trump tax cuts and brought harrowing footage of wailing toddlers to American living rooms.
Trump's own wife was among those urging him to reverse course. Nielsen arrived at the White House on Wednesday before Trump held the press conference where he announced he'd be signing the order.
Indications of a potential shift in administration thinking came an hour after Speaker Paul Ryan said the House would vote Thursday on a compromise between conservative and Republican senators that would address the issue of family separations.
PGA Tour makes Minnesota stop official for 2019
The PGA Tour is also adding an event in Detroit for 2019 , which will likely wind up in the other vacant spot on the schedule. Cavner said tickets for the PGA Tour event will be "reasonably priced" and children will be admitted free.
Spain slam 'disloyal' Iran tactics after great escape
Spain earned its first win at the 2018 World Cup on Wednesday, narrowly beating Iran 1-0 on a fortunate goal from Diego Costa . Iran , making their fifth appearance in the World Cup final, face Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in Saransk five days later.
New Volvo S60 to be revealed today
Expect niceties like multi-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and a Bowers & Wilkins audio system on the options sheet. What's also significant is the fact that the new S60 will be the first Volvo ever to be built in the United States.
The uproar prompted rare displays of defiance to Trump from some congressional Republicans.
Mr. Ryan didn't say which approach he might take if the compromise measure failed to clear the House or stalled in the Senate.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Deputy Director Tom Homan said on May 7, "We've got intelligence that alien smuggling organizations are making children available to single adults so that they can come and claim to be a family unit and not be detained".
He would be taking "preemptive" action as the White House and lawmakers scramble to deal with fallout over the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy. You have to change the law so we can make sure that custody stays with DHS. "But in practicality it's unfair".
"Democrats are the problem", he tweeted early Tuesday, charging that his opponents "don't care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country".
The bill would require the Department of Homeland Security to house families together while parents go through criminal proceedings for the misdemeanor of first-time illegal border crossing - a change from current practice requiring the Department of Justice to take criminal custody during criminal proceedings, thus leading to family separation.
Leaders across the globe are slamming the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has seen thousands of migrant families separated at the US-Mexico border.
Both Sessions and Nielsen were at the Capitol Wednesday to meet with House Republicans.
However, Democrats and some Republicans have said Trump could end the policy himself.
Pas forcément, promet le syndicaliste: "La question des jours de grève ne sera pas forcément ciblée sur des départs en vacances ". L'UNSA a annoncé, mardi, sa décision de ne pas participer à un prolongement de la grève durant les week-ends de juillet.
Mohamed Salah is facing an early exit from the World Cup after Egypt lost their second consecutive Group A game on Tuesday night. But ahead of tonight's World Cup clash, Salah's profile has been dismissed as his opponents look to get in his head.
Russia and South Korea agreed in 2008 to lay gas pipelines through the North to bring Russian natural gas to the South. As for subsequent military drills, the spokesperson said , "We are still coordinating additional actions".
Their 2018 recruiting class is the second-best in the country behind the Duke Blue Devils, per 247Sports' composite rankings . As an All-Pac 12 forward last season, Travis averaged 19.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Cardinal in 2017-18.
The government claimed that would undermine its negotiating hand with the EU. "If you do, it rapidly ceases to be a negotiation". They want a "meaningful vote" allowing them to approve or reject the government's proposed next steps.
Lors de ses jours de repos, il apprend auprès du chef français Georges Cogny, installé à deux heures de là. Deuxième restaurant français dans le classement, l'Arpège d'Alain Passard, à Paris, est huitième.
From within the video, you have the ability to interact by tapping the like button, commenting, or sending messages via Direct. The Instagram app is loosening its restraints on video with a new channel that will attempt to lure younger viewers.
SBS to air all World Cup group games as Optus rebuilds
There are a number of high-profile matches scheduled for August, such as Arsenal v Manchester City on the opening weekend. Optus also announced that it intends to offer Optus Sports for free to all Australians until August 31.
McCartney gives inside track on new album Egypt Station
So it gave us some idea to base all the songs around that. "I think of it as a dream location that the music emanates from". Egypt Station starts off at the station on the first song and then each song is like a different station .
Lucky Spain top Group B after win against Iran
Faith in Costa as Spain's No. 9, despite reported reservations among some of his squad, is continuing to pay off. With Lucas Vazquez replacing Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke, it gave La Roja a distinctively Real Madrid feel.
Japan and Senegal fans clean stadiums after World Cup matches
After Japan and Senegal won their respective 2018 World Cup matches Tuesday, their fans stayed behind to clean up the stadiums. Russia's victory was predicted by the "psychic" cat Achilles, who also predicted Russia's win in the World Cup opening game.
Suarez qualifie l’Uruguay (et la Russie)
L'Arabie Saoudite va devoir oublier cet épisode et se concentrer sur ce match décisif pour son avenir dans la compétition. Les partenaires d'Edinson Cavani joueront la première place de la poule contre le pays hôte, lundi prochain.