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Trump Promises 'Preemptive' Solution To Immigrant-Family-Separation Crisis

Trump Promises 'Preemptive' Solution To Immigrant-Family-Separation Crisis
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U.S. President Donald Trump has said he will sign an executive order that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the border illegally. At a cabinet meeting with Republican members of Congress in Washington on June 20, he referred to a temporary solution before broader congressional action on the much-criticized situation on the U.S.-Mexican border, where an estimated 2,000 children are being kept by U.S. immigration authorities at separate facilities from their parents. The effort would mark a dramatic departure for an administration that has been insisting it had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of the law and a court decision branding them as criminals.