Senator Ted Cruz has proposed emergency legislation to resolve the problem of families being separated at the border.
As being reported by nypost.com
Ted Cruz on Monday announced emergency legislation to help keep immigrant families together after they cross the border.
Cruz (R-Texas) released a statement that said Americans should be “horrified” that children are being separated from their parents and he declared that families should stay together while in federal detention.
“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,” the senator said.
“We can end this crisis by passing the legislation I am introducing this week.”
Cruz said that his legislation would propose doubling federal immigration judges and increasing the amount of temporary shelters.
“While these cases are pending, families should stay together,” the statement read
Cruz went on to say that asylum cases be handled in under 14 days, at which it would be decided to allow them in the United States, or to immediately return them o their home country. Special stipulations would be in place for “aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children.”
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