>> I'm directing HHS->> President Trump on Friday told GOP members to quote, stop wasting their time on immigration until after the midterms. Republican lawmakers were considering two bills to help push some of Trump's policies, with one bill failing in the House on Thursday and another delayed. On that one, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, ignoring Trump's plea Friday, said quote, we are bringing that bill to the floor.
The legislative efforts came during a whirlwind week, with the president reversing course on a globally condemned policy of separating and detaining immigrant children from their families. But the crisis is nowhere near resolved. Under Trump's new order, which is likely to be challenged in court, families will now be detained together for the duration of their criminal and immigration proceedings.
The latter can take months or even years to complete, creating a logistical nightmare on where to house all these families. And there's still confusion as to what happens now to the thousands of children still separated from their families. Reuter's Reade Levinson is on the story.>> On the one hand you have border processing facilities, you have ORR shelters across the country.
You have parents who have been deported to countries like Guatemala and Honduras that are scrambling to be in touch with organizations on the ground. They're reaching out to the consulates. There's still no central system for connecting all these pieces of the puzzle and reuniting parents with children.>> In fact, the US military may soon house up to 20,000 immigrant children.
According to the Pentagon, officials say they've been asked to look at military bases to see if they could host the children separated from their parents. At a cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump said he had been bothered by the images of children housed in cages, but he pushed back against the widely held view the detentions were inhumane.
>> Some of these places, they're really running them well. It's the nicest that people have seen.>> On Thursday his wife, First Lady Melania, visited one, a border patrol facility in Texas.>> I'm here to learn about your facility.>> But her odd sartorial choice overshadowed her visit.
Wearing a jacket that read quote, I really don't care, do u? Her husband later responded on Twitter saying the message quote, refers to the Fake News Media. Melania has learned how dishonest they are, and she truly no longer cares!