Senate Democrats reject GOP legislative fix to stop family separations

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(Worthy News) - Senate Democrats indicated Tuesday they may not agree to narrow legislation that would end the separation of children from parents who cross into the country illegally at the southern border.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., refused to say if he and other Democrats would support a bill that Republicans are working on, and when pressed, said several times that President Trump should act on his own to stop these family separations from happening.

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz, both Republicans of Texas, have proposed legislation that would allow children to remain at detention centers with their parents and would speed up adjudication with the help of additional immigration judges.

Lawmakers said the measure could be attached to a spending bill up for a Senate vote this week, or it could be considered as a separate measure. [ Source: Washington Examiner (Read More...) ]

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