Trump order ends family separations

Directive doesn’t change policy of ‘zero tolerance’

Posted: June 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump signs an executive order intended to keep families together while awaiting prosecution for illegal border crossings. At left is Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary.

President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Wednesday, signing an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over the impact of his administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

Children line up at a shelter for unaccompanied youths in Homestead, Fla., on Wednesday.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan hold a news conference Wednesday on their meeting Tuesday night with President...

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