Trump Signs Executive Order To Keep Families From Being Separated

  • 2018-06-20
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Signs Executive Order To Keep Families From Being Separated
After much speculation, President Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the border. In doing so, Trump promised to continue the tough approach against illegal immigration.

According to Fox News:

President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally -- moving to stop the family separations that have triggered a national outcry and political crisis for Republicans. 

The measure would allow children to stay in detention with parents for an extended period of time. This comes as congressional Republicans scramble to draft legislation to address the same issue, but face challenges mustering the votes. 

In signing the measure, Trump said he wants to keep families together while also enforcing border security. He vowed his administration's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigration would continue. 

Trump, previewing the measure earlier in the day during a meeting with lawmakers, said the move would "be matched by legislation." He also said he's canceling the upcoming congressional picnic, adding: "It didn't feel exactly right to me."

Although this probably won't stand up to a court challenge, it does put pressure on Congress to act. Immigration reform is needed sooner rather than later.

 Source: TTN

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