Here's What You Need To Know About Trump's Backflip On Family Separation

Trump Signs Order to End Family Separation Policy

Trump Signs Order to End Family Separation Policy

It provides $25 billion for Trump's wall, restrictions on legal immigration and language requiring the Homeland Security Department to keep migrant families together while they're being processed for illegal entry to the U.S. Five days later, he did just that. "I said: "You know, it doesn't feel right to have a picnic for Congress when we're working on something so important".

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a rally with supporters in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. June 20, 2018. The president, he said, was in an "unsustainable position and would like to be bailed out of it without having to admit fault".

Speaking from the Cabinet Room in the White House's West Wing, the President spoke about the difficulty he had making the decision to amend the policy.

U.S. President Donald Trump, facing domestic and global backlash, signed an executive order Wednesday to end the administration's controversial practice of separating migrant children from parents crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a rare public step-down from the president in the face of a monumental self-imposed crisis.

Ivanka Trump, the presidential adviser who has billed herself as a "force for good" in the administration, remained silent for days as the firestorm over forced separations of migrant families consumed the White House.

"When you have the most powerful nation on Earth saying that it is acceptable to detain families indefinitely, you are sending a signal to countries around the world that this is how they can treat immigrants and minorities", said Sen.

As distressing images and audio of bereft children emerged, Trump found himself lobbied privately by his wife and eldest daughter to do more. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe her thinking. "You could resign. This is the White House, not an abandoned Walmart".

Republican Representative Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma told reporters that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen argued that the President's executive order had only bought time for Congress to change the law after a Capitol Hill briefing on Wednesday night. Alumni of her Berkeley, California, high school circulated an open letter of condemnation.

"Unfortunately, we will continue on this path until the American people give clear direction in November as to needing this to be resolved", he said. Wednesday morning, he ordered attorneys to get it ready for his signature.

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The Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy is still in effect. As Trump prepared to sign the executive order, he was seen by staffers outside on a bench near the Rose Garden, laughing and chatting with colleagues.

Holding cells: They are first detained at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities, where chain-link fenced enclosures are used, though the children can only be legally held there for three days.

Despite the president's order, Schey said he was concerned that several thousand children have already been separated from their parents "without the Trump administration having any effective procedures in place to reunite children with their parents, many of whom have already been deported".

Under a court settlement, the federal government can not hold the children for more than 20 days. What it does is set a 20 day countdown until Trump blames a court for forcing him to separate more families again.

In a state of confusion, House Republican Leader Paul Ryan announced a few hours ago that he would put a bill in the House of Commons on Thursday to prevent these separations.

A so-called compromise bill between GOP factions had been teetering on brink of collapse ever since it was introduced last week.

The Senate is considering narrower proposals to deal with the separation of families as a standalone issue.

But when Trump visited with House Republicans on Tuesday, he spent considerable time showcasing unrelated accomplishments, recognizing his supporters and mocking his political opponents.

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