NEW: President Trump Signs Executive Order Ending Family Separation
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
GoLocalPDX News Team
President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the policy of separating children from families after they are detained for crossing the border illegally.
The order keeps families together while they are in custody, expediting their cases, and asks the Department of Defense to help house families.
“This has been going on for 60 years. 60 years nobody’s taken care of it, nobody’s had the political courage to take care of it, but we’re going to take care of it,” said Trump upon signing the order.
The executive order comes after it had been reported that about 2,000 children were being separated from their parents over a 45 day period.