Sen. Cruz Introducing Emergency Legislation To Keep Illegal Immigrant Families Together

Jun 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Featured

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Will Create New Temporary Shelters – Keeping Families Intact – Fund New Immigration Judges, Guarantee Review by an Immigration Judge Within 72 Hours, and Return Those Denied Asylum to their Home Countries Within 14 Days

Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), issued the following statement:

“All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers. This must stop. Now. We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am introducing this week.

“Repeatedly, I have visited detention facilities tragically housing young children.  For far too long, children have been the greatest victims of our broken immigration system, with tens of thousands of children who were detained under the Obama Administration and continuing through today, and with far too many of those children facing horrific physical or sexual assault from criminal human traffickers. 

“The answer is not what congressional Democrats are proposing: simply releasing illegal aliens and returning to the failed policy of ‘catch and release.’ Rather, we should fix the backlog in immigration cases, remove the legal barriers to swift processing, and resolve asylum cases on an expedited basis.

Border Patrol watches undocumented Democrats on the southern border.

“While these cases are pending, families should stay together. Children belong with their mothers and fathers. Once their cases have been adjudicated – under my legislation, in no longer than 14 days – those who meet the legal standard should be granted asylum and those who don’t should be immediately returned to their home country.

“We can fix this. If my Democratic colleagues will join me, not play politics but work to solve the problem, we can start to end family separation this week. And, we can honor the rule of law.”

This week, Sen. Cruz is introducing the Protect Kids and Parents Act, which will: 

  • Double the number of federal immigration judges, from roughly 375 to 750.
  • Authorize new temporary shelters, with accommodations to keep families together.
  • Mandate that illegal immigrant families must be kept together, absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children.
  • Provide for expedited processing and review of asylum cases, so that—within 14 days—those who meet the legal standards will be granted asylum, and those who do not will be immediately returned to their home countries.

 


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One Comment to “Sen. Cruz Introducing Emergency Legislation To Keep Illegal Immigrant Families Together”

  1. Brother Flood says:

    Illegal aliens is costing us the tax payers 135 billion a year. Ref. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/record-135-billion-a-year-for-illegal-immigration-average-8075-each-25000-in
    Benjamin Netanyahu Praises Trump’s Wall, Claims Israel’s Wall Was a “Great Idea”
    Where is the money coming from to build the wall? Take the aid we are giving to Mexico every year that they are lending back to us and we are paying interest on and the 35 Billion the US is giving each year to other countries and borrowing back and paying interest on. Charity begins at home! Also take the 8 billion the US is giving to the UN each year also the 540.6 million the tax payers is giving to Planned Parenthood the biggest human killing mill in the country and take the 7 million of our tax dollars (hush money) our politicians is paying women . There is enough money there to build the wall on the south border with money left over.
    Estimated cost to build the wall$ 12 billion to 15 billion at most.

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