Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together

Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together

"This must stop", said Sen.

Edward CruzUS-China trade war is just the start of the struggle for global order Dem lawmaker: Migrant family separation policy "is on all of us" Cruz wins charity basketball challenge against Jimmy Kimmel MORE (Texas) said on Monday that he will introduce legislation aimed at preventing the controversial practice of separating immigrant families along the border.

The policy, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, allows the prosecution of adults separately from children when families seek asylum at the border.

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The senator's office did say, though, that the Protect Kids and Parents Act would mandate quickie asylum claim investigations and processing, meaning those claiming asylum found not to qualify would be adjudicated and shuttled back to their home countries within two weeks.

"While these cases are pending, families should stay together", the statement read.

"We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am introducing this week", Cruz said. 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.

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Cruz said that his legislation would propose doubling federal immigration judges and increasing the amount of temporary shelters.

Cruz said he has repeatedly visited detention facilities that house young children.

"We can fix this", Cruz tweeted. It also forbids the breakup of illegal immigrant families provided there is no record of "aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children".

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A smarter immigration strategy would address root problems such as economic instability and a breakdown in the rule of law in Central America, he said, while noting the need to use advanced technology and manpower to guard the border.

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