Trump reverses on family separations

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Wolfe spoke hours after President Trump signed the order reversing the separation policy after days of public uproar.

"Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border", Ivanka wrote, referring to the acronym for president of the United States.

What does the executive order say?

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a government agency that apprehends illegal immigrants, told Hindustan Times: "Based on information obtained by the US Border Patrol at the time of apprehension, it appears that seven detainees now housed at Sheridan may have been separated from family members".

Until Wednesday, the president, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other officials had repeatedly argued the only way to end the practice was for Congress to pass new legislation, while Democrats said he could do it with his signature alone. Neither, though, did it require parents to be kept in detention, apart from their children. "That would most likely violate the [settlement] agreement that limits the government's ability to keep children in detention and orders them to be placed in [the] least-restrictive setting possible".

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen briefed lawmakers on Capitol Hill Wednesday, and those on the fence over pending immigration legislation headed to the White House to meet with Trump.

Several hundred protesters, chanting "Keep families together!" marched in New York City.

"It's certainly the case that right now we have the lawful authority to detain a family unit for up to 20 days", said Gene Hamilton, counselor to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

He wants Congress to legislate a third option, which two House bills provide-both of which may be up for vote this week. After the Congresswoman from Wisconsin had finished speaking, Trump told her, "Say hello to your father". We're also wanting to go through Congress.

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When US couple Charlotte and Dave Willner saw the photo, they started a Facebook fund-raising page on Saturday to collect money for the Refugee and Immigrant Centre for Education and Legal Services, a non-profit organisation that provides low-priced legal defence services to immigrant and refugee families in Texas. But as The Washington Post reports, few people are predicting either House measure will pass.

British Prime Minister Theresa May said she found images of children being detained in cages "deeply disturbing" and called the separation policy "wrong".

It is not immediately clear whether, or when, detained children will be reunited with their parents.

A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services - which is responsible for housing and caring for the already separated children - told NBC News it has no new orders on how to handle the children in its custody.

US Customs and Border Protection has said 2,342 children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border between 5 May and 9 June. They have very, very strong laws.

What's the reaction to the executive order? That was a lie, as the executive order demonstrates.

"It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border", Trump said as he signed the order in a hastily arranged Oval Office gathering. We want to keep families together'.

"Trump said there was a need to sustain his zero tolerance" policy to prevent crime, which he blames illegal immigrants for.

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