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Donald Trump signs executive order to end family separations – The Guardian UK

Donald Trump signs executive order to end family separations

President Donald Trump

President says ‘we’re going to keep families together’ after facing huge backlash for his ‘zero tolerance’ stance

Donald Trump on Wednesday (June 20/ 2018) signed an executive order to “keep families together” amid extraordinary public condemnation over his practice of separating children from their parents at the southern border.

“I consider it to be a very important executive order,” Trump said during the signing ceremony in the Oval Office, flanked by Vice-President Mike Pence and the homeland security secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen. “It’s about keeping families together while at the same time being sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border, and border security will be equal if not greater than previously.”

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