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Trump Reverses Course With Order to End Family Separation Policy

  • Previously had insisted that only Congress could halt policy
  • Will sign order Wednesday to keep migrant families intact
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Trump Will Sign Order to Keep Migrant Families Together
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President Donald Trump will sign an executive order to keep immigrant families together, reversing his insistence that only Congress could end his policy of separating children from parents who are caught illegally crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

Trump announced his decision Wednesday during a meeting at the White House with U.S. lawmakers as global condemnation of the family separation policy intensified and the backlash in Congress grew. He didn’t immediately elaborate on the order.