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Trump signs executive order to end family separations at border

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 20: U.S. President Donald Trump displays an executive order he signed that will end the practice of separating family members who are apprehended while illegally entering the United States on June 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. The order would detain parents and children together. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at putting an end to the controversial separation of migrant families at the border, reversing a harsh practice that had earned international scorn.

“It’s about keeping families together,” Trump said at the signing ceremony.

“I did not like the sight of families being separated,” he added.


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