The President says he’s signing an executive order to end family separations. The actual aim seems to be to pick a fight with the courts and allow separations to continue while blaming judges. According to The New York Times, the President will sign an executive order allowing children to be detained indefinitely with their parents. The problem is that that violates a 1997 consent decree saying that you can’t detain/imprison children for more than 20 days (technically what’s currently happening isn’t detention). It straight up violates that order. So what will almost inevitably happen is that a court will step in, say you can’t do that and then Trump will announce that the judge is forcing him to keep separating families.
|January 27, 2021 12:54 p.m.
The Senate minority leader may be trying to distance himself from former President Trump now. But the damage has already…
|January 26, 2021 1:05 p.m.
While the broader GOP weighs just how much distance to put between itself and Trump, some of the former president’s…
|January 26, 2021 8:39 a.m.
So, interesting developments over night in the Senate. Both sides are portraying the agreement as a win. But basically McConnell…