Statement by the Press Secretary on an Immigration Decision in Federal District Court
Today, in a three-paragraph order, a district judge enjoined the Trump Administration from keeping families together during their immigration proceedings. That ruling perpetuates the loophole that this same judge created, which has been exploited by criminal cartels to smuggle children across the United States Southern Border – often resulting in their physical and sexual abuse. For two and a half years, this Administration has worked to restore faithful enforcement of the laws enacted by Congress, while activist judges have imposed their own vision in the place of those duly enacted laws. The Flores 20-day Loophole violates Congressional removal and detention mandates, creating a new system out of judicial whole cloth. This destructive end-run around the detention and removal system Congress created must end.
Donald J. Trump, Statement by the Press Secretary on an Immigration Decision in Federal District Court Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/334096