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As Trump Holds Refugee Children Hostage, GOP Pushes Sweeping Anti-Immigrant Bills

HeadlineJun 20, 2018

As many are accusing Trump of holding the refugee children hostage to pass funding for his border wall, Trump met with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday. House Republicans are vowing to press ahead with votes this week on two different sweeping anti-immigrant bills. President Trump has indicated he will stop the family separation practice in exchange for $25 billion for Trump’s border wall, a crackdown on asylum seekers and a reduction on visas to the United States. Not a single Republican lawmaker reportedly raised the issue of family separation with Trump during the meeting Tuesday. Democrats are demanding the passage of stand-alone legislation to stop the separation of families or that President Trump stop the practice himself, as it was his administration that enacted the “zero tolerance” policy that began the widespread separation of families.

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