President Trump Silences Critics: Signs Executive Order on Family Separation

politics
June 20, 2018Jun 20, 2018

Truly the buck stops at the President’s desk. On Wednesday President Trump took decisive action in ending the dispute over family separation of illegal immigrants.

While maintaining the key concepts of his “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting illegal immigrants who try to enter the United States, Trump authorized an order that will “maintain family unity…

“including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources,” the order reads. 

That means that families will now be held together while authorities pursue prosecution and deportation at the border.

Trump expressed his concern over the previous policy, which did not allow for the preservation of families to stay together while crossing the border. According to CBS News, after strong recommendations from his immediate family, including first lady Melania Trump and his daughter Ivanka, he decided that he had to take a step to end the crisis.

"I didn't like sight or the feeling of families being separated it's a problem that's gone on for many years, too many administrations," said Trump, saying later that in viewing families who were separated at the border that “anybody with heart would feel strongly about it.”

“We are keeping families together and this will solve that problem,” Trump added, saying that the goal of his administration will to keep “a very powerful border [that] continues to be a zero tolerance,” he said, stressing that the United States has a zero tolerance for people entering the country illegally.

As he signed the executive order, Trump said matter-of-factly, “You’re going to have a lot of happy people.

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