The 2,300 migrant kids already separated won’t immediately be reunited with parents

Protest against family separation in San Francisco, California on June 19.

An official with the Department of Health and Human Services said they won’t be affected by Trump’s executive order.

President Donald Trump, facing fierce and widespread outrage, signed an executive order to end the large-scale practice of splitting up families at the US-Mexico border.

The administration will still pursue its “zero tolerance” crackdown and prosecute undocumented migrants for illegal border crossing, but it will now attempt to detain families together — and it looks to do so indefinitely.

The order doesn’t provide relief for the approximately 2,300 kids who have already been separated from their families since the administration’s policy was announced in early May. Those children will remain separated from their parents as they remain in federal custody and won’t immediately be reunited, according to a report in the New York Times.

“There will not be a grandfathering of existing cases,” Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesperson for the Administration for Children and Families, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, told the New York Times.

“I can tell you definitively that is going to be policy,” Wolfe said.

These thousands of kids are often brought to detention facilities, and then are placed with sponsors — either a relative or family friend in the US, or in foster care. It’s the same system used for unaccompanied minors, who travel to the US without parents or guardians.

The detention facilities themselves have generated condemnation, showing kids sitting behind cage-like chain link fencing or lying on mattresses with silver thermal blankets. Children have been housed in a converted Wal-Mart and in “tent cities.” Infants and toddlers have been taken from their parents, and brought to “tender age” shelters.

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Vox Sentences: Trump will “maintain family unity” by jailing children with parents

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Trump writes an executive order to end his own policy; Canada legalizes cannabis use.

Trump signs “something” on family separation
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President Trump has signed an executive order that will effectively end the family separation crisis. Trump’s decision comes after days of insisting it was up to Congress to solve it themselves.
[NYT / Maggie Haberman and Michael D. Shear]
The new policy will “maintain family unity” by allowing children to stay with their families in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers as they await trial. Trump has made it clear he will not back down on his “zero tolerance” immigration policy. [Vox / Li Zhou]
Trump made it seem as though his “hands are tied.” He easily could have ended the crisis, however, by ending his divisive immigration policy that chooses to prosecute and hold every migrant caught crossing the border. [CNN / Chris Cillizza]
He said he was writing the executive order because he cared about the children and wanted “the heart.” In reality, it’s just an attempt for him to “save some face.” [Washington Post / Aaron Blake]
The decision follows a worldwide backlash to the policy. Everyone from former first ladies to the pope has expressed concerns. [Vox / Alex Ward]
Trump told reporters it was necessary to continue enforcing the policy or else the country would be “overrun by crime.” Yet studies show unauthorized immigration is actually associated with significant reductions in nonviolent crime and states with more undocumented immigrants have slightly less violent crime than other states. [Vox / Matthew Yglesias]
Canada legalizes recreational marijuana
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Lou Dobbs claims “the Illuminati of K Street” is pushing for immigration reform

LOU DOBBS (HOST): I can’t believe that the White House, or any of the president’s advisers could ignore the fact that what they are being asked to do, by the — the Illuminati of K Street, and those special interests, is to move 1.8 million people to the front of the line — something that everyone has said they would not do, but now, they seem to be urgently headed in that direction.

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The sinister pro-Trump propaganda of Lou Dobbs

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Report: Trump puts pro-Trump propagandist Lou Dobbs on speakerphone during Oval Office meetings

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Report Finds Nearly 1 In 5 Full-Time Teachers Works A Second Job

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Nearly one out of five full-time teachers works a second job. That’s according to a report by the National Center for Education Statistics out Tuesday.

A study of the 2015-2016 school year found 18 percent of teachers also worked somewhere other than their classrooms. The results were fairly consistent nationwide — and may not be surprising.

They come following protests over low wages and inadequate school funding by teachers across the U.S.

In April, Oklahoma public school teachers, whose salaries were ranked 49th in the nation in 2016, ended a nine-day walkout. They didn’t return to work until lawmakers promised millions in education funding and gave teachers the largest raise in state history.

But before the walkout, teachers in Oklahoma hadn’t received a raise in a decade.

In the past, full-time teachers have reported working as janitors, Lyft or Uber drivers and retail workers for additional income.

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