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Trump reverses course after outcry over separating children from parents

21 June, 2018, 19:42 | Author: Kristen Ingram
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While it will not reverse the "zero-tolerance" policy on immigration, Trump is expected to sign an executive order that will let families to be held together during prosecution and deportation, according to CBS News.

Trump's "zero tolerance" policy has resulted in thousands of children being held in centers separated from their families.

"Today, in 2018, the government is creating unaccompanied minors by tearing them away from family at the border", Favreau said.

From May, when the policy was enacted, through June 9, nearly 2,300 children have been separated from their parents, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she found images of children being detained in cages "deeply disturbing" and called the separation policy "wrong".

That would most likely violate the 1997 "Flores Settlement" agreement that limits the Government's ability to keep children in detention. As the National Immigration Law Center notes: "This executive order would have the effect of jailing, for months or even years, immigrant families seeking safety in the U.S".

Despite Donald Trump's late and incomplete retreat from his cruel and unsafe policy, thousands of families have already paid the price and will continue to suffer from this actions. You can find out more information on that and on locally organized events right here.

Wednesday's move marked a rare instance since Trump took office in January 2017 in which he has changed course on a controversial policy, rather than digging in. One White House official said Mrs. Trump had been making her opinion known to the president for some time that she felt he needed to do all he could to help families stay together, whether by working with Congress or acting on his own.

I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our worldwide boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel.

Under previous United States administrations, immigrants caught crossing the border for the first time tended to be issued with court summonses and released.

The order requires that immigrant families be detained together when they are caught entering the country illegally, although it was not immediately clear for how long.

US Customs and Border Protection has said 2,342 children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border between 5 May and 9 June.

Meanwhile in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio toured a facility in East Harlem that houses children separated from their parents.

This official says it was Nielsen urging some further action.

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.

All this comes as House Republicans prepare to vote on immigration-reform bills that need Democratic support - with no sign they'll get it. "They really would like to have open borders where anybody in the world can just flow in, including from the Middle East, from anybody anywhere they can just flow into our country".

"The thought that any state would seek to deter parents by inflicting such abuse on children is unconscionable", al-Hussein said on Monday. They crossed through Mexico to reach the USA border.

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