The border crisis is still raging on as people flood into the United States. The separation policy was a major point of contention and required President Trump to sign an executive order to stop it. The new solution that is reportedly being worked on by the administration gives the immigrants the ability to chose between staying together in detention or being separated.
According to The Hill:
The Trump administration is working on a proposal that would allow immigrant parents to choose between being separated from their children or being put in detention as a family, according to a news report by McClatchy.
The choice would apply to families who cross the border between ports of entry and then submit a claim for asylum.
Parents would be given the choice to stay in a tent city with their families while their asylum cases were worked out, or to temporarily give up custody of their children, according to two unnamed sources who told McClatchy they’ve discussed the proposal with administration officials.
Under President Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, anyone caught crossing the border illegally is remanded for criminal prosecution, regardless of whether they request asylum. The policy led to more than 2,000 children being separated from their families since April.
This is a step in the right direction, but in order to fix this Congress must act. Hopefully, they do the right thing and solve this issue soon.