President Trump announced his plan to sign an executive order Wednesday that would allow illegal immigrant families to “stay together” if caught entering the United States; a major step that will prevent future “family separations” at the US-Mexico border.
The President announced his decision after speaking with GOP legislators at the US Capitol, saying the “temporary measure” will allow children to remain with their parents at ICE detention facilities across the country.
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“I’ll be signing something in a little while [to keep families together],” he said, calling the move “somewhat preemptive” and stressing it would “be matched by legislation.”
“The separations stem from the administration’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, which aims to prosecute all illegal border crossers. But because of a 1997 order and related decisions, children cannot be detained for longer than 20 days with the adults,” writes Fox News.
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