Trump signs executive order to end family separations

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Trump Announces He Will Sign Executive Order To End Family Separations At Border

President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the USA border illegally.

An earlier report from Fox News Channel said the Trump administration was considering an executive order that would allow immigrant families who cross the southern border illegally to stay together longer than is now permitted.

"We want to keep families together", he said.

Trump didn't immediately elaborate on the order during remarks in a meeting with USA lawmakers at the White House attended by the press.

Ingraham said Trump is trying to fix problems that have festered for years due to past administrations and Congress failing to take action.

However, several Republican members of the House of Representatives briefed by Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen about Trump's executive order say they they do not know if it will prevent family separations during detentions longer than 20 days.

Also playing a role: First lady Melania Trump.

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The policy had led to a spike in family separations in recent weeks, with more than 2,300 minors were separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

They are also suing the government in the hope that a federal judge will stop family separations via a court order. It's still unclear whether the official line is that family separation is a wise policy created to deter illegal border crossings or a tragic but unavoidable byproduct of immigration laws or a proudly humanitarian way to provide "summer camp" with video games and soccer for kids whose parents are bad, bad people. "Tomorrow, the House will vote on legislation to keep families together". If a family is caught, the parents are arrested and the children are taken away - to be "put into foster care or whatever", as White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has said.

Many of these "missing" children, however, may be with undocumented parents or relatives and now do not wish to be found by a government that they fear would deport them all. He had called on Democratic lawmakers to stop the family separations, even though his fellow Republicans control both chambers in Congress and his own administration implemented the current policy.

Obama's post comes the same day Trump reacted to national and global outrage over the border policy by saying he'd be "signing something in a little while" that would resolve the concerns about the border policy.

Senate Republicans on Tuesday moved to end a political crisis inflicted on the party by President Trump by voicing support for an immigration bill that would end the separation of children from their parents and guardians at the border.

Under a court settlement, the federal government can not hold the children for more than 20 days. When the US-Mexico border was fortified in the mid-1990s under President Bill Clinton in the hopes of making the border more risky to cross, the result was predictable. The decision did not state parents must be released.

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