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Trump signs order to end family separation at U.S. border

U.S. President Donald Trump address the backlash against the separation policy.

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Eli Ridder | Report

U.S. President Donald Trump announced early on Wednesday afternoon that he will take action to stop the separation of families at the southern border of the United States, and signed an executive order halting his immigration policy hours later. 

After days of intense pressure from within his own party, the corporate world and the public, Mr. Trump authorized the order that he says is “about keeping families together while ensuring we have a powerful border.”

“If you’re really really pathetically weak, then the country’s going to be overrun with millions of people, and if you’re strong, then you’re heartless. And maybe I prefer being strong but that’s [inaudible],” Trump during a roundtable meeting earlier in the day.

The U.S. president also wants immigration laws to be toughened under any new border legislation.

The moves come in response to major backlash to investigative reports from the Wall Street Journal and others that revealed that U.S. border agents seperate families at the border.


More details to follow. Image of Donald Trump from previous files.

 

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