Congress Approves Funding For Health Services For Unaccompanied Migrant Children
The week began with a series of tweets by President Trump declaring that — starting next week — Immigration and Customs Enforcement would deport millions of undocumented immigrants.
Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2019
Just a couple of days later, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted almost unanimously, and in bipartisan fashion, for a more than $4.5 billion package that would — among other things — help fund the Health and Human Services program for caring for unaccompanied children.
Can that be characterized as significant progress? Does it contradict the President’s comments?
To talk about that, The Show reached out to Ted Hesson, who covers immigration for Politico.