The New York Times has published a good news/bad news report about Congressional efforts to override the Trump administration and end family separation. First, the good news — Senate Republicans are flexing their muscles:
“Republican senators moved on Tuesday to defuse a political crisis by seeking passage of legislation that would swiftly bring an end to President Trump’s practice of separating children from their parents when families cross into the United States illegally.
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, said that “all of the members of the Republican conference support a plan that keeps families together,” endorsing an approach that would provide legal authority to detain parents and children together while their legal status in the country is assessed by the courts.
Asylum claims would be expedited by adding more immigration judges or allowing families to be processed before others, Republican senators said.”