Trump administration urges top political appointees to preserve proposal to prevent repeat of family separation policy

Top Biden Cabinet officials warned by GOP to preserve records over border policy, by The Associated Press

By GREGORY CAREYWATERSDAY

Mar. 3, 2018

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is being urged to preserve a Democratic administration proposal meant to prevent a repeat of the administration’s family separation policy, even though the plan is aimed at stopping a presidential order aimed at doing the opposite of what the administration is being urged to preserve.

The administration is being pushed by a group of top political appointees to preserve the proposal, a bipartisan measure that’s aimed, among other things, to block a presidential order for the “maximum possible cooperation” with immigration enforcement officials.

The effort to save the proposal was reported Friday by The Associated Press and comes as White House officials are being urged to preserve records of the White House meetings and talks with Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The effort comes as Trump is ramping up efforts to block Democratic efforts in Congress, particularly the bills to fund the government until after the upcoming election in November and to provide funding for Trump’s proposed border wall.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a bill, the $1.3 trillion spending deal and a stopgap spending bill that Trump has demanded. The Senate is scheduled to vote on both bills Sunday.

The Trump administration is proposing to block new funding for the child abuse and exploitation site, instead giving the funding to child welfare groups that also are accused of neglecting children. The Justice Department says it “would provide too great a risk” to both children and the people who work there.

The proposal was reported Friday by The Associated Press and comes as Trump is ramping up efforts to block Democratic efforts in Congress, particularly the bills to fund the government until after the upcoming election in November and to provide funding for Trump’s proposed border wall.

The House of Representatives is expected to vote today on a bill, the $1.3 trillion spending deal and a stopgap spending bill that Trump has demanded. The Senate is scheduled to vote on both bills Sunday.

The administration is proposing to block new funding for the child abuse and exploitation site, instead giving the funding to child welfare groups that also are

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