Trump backs down on migrant family separations policy:
US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to “keep families together” in migrant detentions.
Mr. Trump reversed his own policy amid international fury on the separation of undocumented parents and children.
He explained he was swayed by pictures of children who were taken from parents while they are jailed and prosecuted for illegal border-crossing.
However, the order doesn’t address families already separated by the policy.
US immigration officials say 2,342 children were separated from 2,206 parents between 5 May and 9 June.
“It’s about keeping families together,” Mr. Trump said at the signing ceremony on Wednesday.
“I did not like the sight of families being separated,” he said but added the administration would continue its “zero tolerance policy” of criminally prosecuting anyone who crosses the border illegally.