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US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

US House Democrats lead push to restrict Trump on Iran strikes

The House of Representatives on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan amendment barring President Donald Trump from launching an unauthorized war with Iran, a move progressives applauded as a necessary step toward pulling the U.S.

The row comes amid accusations by AOC and by other freshman democrats, namely: Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of MA.

The White House had issued a veto threat for the House bill before the vote.

"In my world, what I believe is the real world, the crisis has been mounting for years, and people like me have sounded the alarm for years over and over and over again", she said.

The hearing came as the number of families, children and other migrants entering the US from Mexico has surged above 100,000 monthly since March, overwhelming federal agencies' ability to detain them in sanitary conditions or move them quickly to better housing.

In a since-deleted tweet, he also said, "Instead of 'fiscally conservative but socially liberal, ' let's call the New Democrats and Blue Dog Caucus the 'New Southern Democrats.' They certainly seem hell bent to do to black and brown people today what the old Southern Democrats did in the 40s".

U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, is scheduled to lead an "oversight visit" of the facility on Monday. She criticized harsh policies "intentionally and cruelly created by a Trump administration dead set on sending a hate-filled message that those seeking refuge are not welcome in America".

Ocasio-Cortez is of Puerto Rican descent, Pressley is African-American, Omar is an African immigrant, and Tlaib is Palestinian American. The annual defense bill, which typically does not enjoy broad support from the party's left, was seen as a major test of whether the fissures between Democrats would persist.

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The report found that hundreds of children were being held longer than the supposed 72-hour limit and faced clothing shortages and a lack of hot meals, while some adults were detained for a week in a cell so crowded they had to stand.

The report says some families were broken up even though the parents ended up not being prosecuted.

At least 18 migrant infants and toddlers under the age of two were separated from their parents at the border "including nine infants under the age of one", and kept apart for 20 days to six months.

The figures reflected "a deliberate, unnecessary and cruel choice by President Trump and his administration", the report said.

Friday's House Oversight and Reform Committee session comes as partisan and internal Democratic tensions near a boil over President Donald Trump's immigration policies.

Democrats and Republicans are fighting over the treatment of the arrivals, whose numbers have surpassed 100,000 monthly.

He also upbraided Ocasio-Cortez's chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti and the progressive group Justice Democrats as "juvenile" and "ignorant". All were among House members who visited border stations last week.