President Donald Trump has signed an executive order ending family separation.
In a complete turn-around from what he'd previously said the POTUS has now ordered the Department of Homeland Security to detain families together, rather than separating children, including infants from their parents; a move that led to a pretty huge backlash when it was revealed.
Speaking as he signed the order, Trump said he 'didn't like the sight or feeling of families being separated' but has vowed to remain tough on immigration.
Earlier today, the Guardian reported Trump said he would be signing an order to keep families together, saying: "We're looking to keep families together. Very important. We're going to be signing an executive order. We are also going to count on congress, obviously, but we are signing an executive order in a little while. We're going to keep families together but we still have to maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people, by crime, by all of the things that we don't stand for and that we don't want.
"So I'm going to be signing an executive order in a little while before I go to Minnesota but, at the same time, I think you have to understand, we're keeping families together but we have to keep our borders strong. We will be overrun with crime and with people that should not be in our country."
While signing the order, he told reporters: "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.
"We're going to have strong, very strong borders, but we're going to keep the families together. I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated."
He had previously stood up to harsh criticism from celebrities, politicians, the media and members of the public after it was discovered that children were being detained away from their parents.
He took to Twitter to say 'children are being used by some of the worst criminals on Earth as a means to enter [the US]'.
Source: The Guardian
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