Trump complains about not being able to use executive order for immigration overhaul: report

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President Trump has privately complained to aides about not being able to use an executive order to solve the ongoing crisis over immigration, according to The New York Times.

According to the publication, aides have tried explaining to him that his limited executive power prevents him from implementing a comprehensive immigration overhaul. 

{mosads}The president also reportedly said he should not have signed an executive order earlier this week stopping the separation of migrant families at the border. 

The Hill has reached out to the White House for comment. 

The report comes shortly after Trump signed an executive order putting an end to the administration’s practice of separating migrant families at the border, which resulted in some 2,000 children being separated from their parents.

The resulting backlash led Trump to make a rare reversal in signing the order. Republican lawmakers are also reportedly readying a narrowed immigration bill that would allow migrant children to stay in detention centers with their parents beyond that period. 

Trump on Sunday called for all immigrants who cross into the U.S. illegally to be sent “back from where they came” without going through the judicial process in deportation cases.

“When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order,” the president said in a tweet, adding that the U.S. immigration policy is “very unfair to all of those people who have gone through the system legally and are waiting on line for years” and “must be based on merit.”





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