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Trump Border Policy Mired in Confusion Following New Order

  • Trying to square ‘zero tolerance’ with keeping families intact
  • President’s tweet undercuts Republican push for legislation
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President Donald Trump’s new policy on illegal border crossings entered its third day with confusion surrounding how authorities will handle enforcement and reunite families.

Much of the uncertainty stemmed from efforts to reconcile the president’s determination to maintain his “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting everyone who illegally crosses the U.S.-Mexico border with his desire to keep detained families together.