Published: Fri, July 06, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Milwaukee joins national protest demanding end to Trump's zero tolerance policy

Milwaukee joins national protest demanding end to Trump's zero tolerance policy

"When they add the conditional part of it - that is, "If you sign this form then you will get your child back" - we question the legality of that, because then at that point, it's not voluntary if it's conditional", Zenén Jaimes Pérez, communications director for the Texas Civil Rights Project, told TPM in a phone call Tuesday.

Attending the rally were many concerned citizens, as well as members of local political advocacy groups and labor unions such as the International Workers of the World (IWW).

"The simplest way to avoid this is to follow our laws, and respect our border", he said, while insisting that "none of want children separated from their parents".

Of * a href="*&output-format=auto&output-quality=auto" target="_blank" *about 4,600 calls accepted by VOICE between April 26 and September 30, 2017, more than 2,500 were "commentary or unrelated" topics, like UFO sightings, alleged vegetable garden thefts by alleged illegal immigrants, and at least one request for a Trump hotel reservation.

According to a recent Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely US voters, 50 percent agree with the president's advocacy for merit-based immigration reform.

What's happening at the U.S. -Mexico border, children being separated from their parents has fueled frustration.

"Every person who crosses the border is assigned an alien number", an HHS official said.

"We're signing an executive order".

On a few occasions, photographs being used to generate the outrage - images allegedly showing weeping children detained by the government and separated from their parents - were proven to be fake or taken out of context.

On Thursday, the president reiterated his desire to deport asylum seekers without providing them access to the American legal system - a proposal that would violate American law, multiple binding global treaties, and the U.S. Constitution. The policy separated roughly 2,300 children from their undocumented parents at the border.

The other option is to choose to their country 'without my minor children'.

Some of the immigrants have already passed an initial phase of asylum screening.

As NBC explained: "Asylum law dictates that immigrants should be allowed to make an asylum claim before a judge even if they have been given an order of deportation".

According to the form, parents must agree to the terms 'affirmatively, knowingly, and voluntarily'.

The credible fear interview is the first hurdle people seeking asylum must pass for the government to fully consider their case.

Agents are being instructed to read the form to immigrants in a language they can understand.

However, Azar warned that entire families may remain in the custody of immigration authorities for extended periods, even those who are claiming asylum.

Democrats have hammered the Trump administration over the practice of separating families caught crossing the border illegally, as a result of "zero-tolerance" policies.

That came under the existing "zero tolerance" policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and implemented at the border.

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