Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that would prevent undocumented migrant parents from being separated from their children. The order comes on the heels of Trump arguing that the current law wouldn’t allow for his administration to address family separations.
After having a sudden understanding of the power his administration actually wields, and temporarily developing a conscience, Trump pushed through an order which will hopefully ensure that we bring an end to the sickening existence of "tender age" shelters. What led Trump to sign the order? "I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated," he said, per Politico. "I think anybody with a heart would feel strongly about it. We don’t like to see families separated."
#CHANGETHELAWS Now is the best opportunity ever for Congress to change the ridiculous and obsolete laws on immigration. Get it done, always keeping in mind that we must have strong border security.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2018
Trump does understand that he allowed this issue to linger for quite some time before taking action, right? Even though he might feel like he did the right thing, the damage has been done. Many families have already been separated.
Trump asserts that this order doesn't mean that he's softened his stance on his immigration policy. "The border is just as tough. But we do want to keep families together," he said, per CNN. However, the order does allow for children to be taken away from their parents if the child's welfare is in danger.
“We are keeping a very powerful border and it continues to be a zero tolerance. We have zero tolerance for people that enter our country illegally," Trump remarked.
It’s the Democrats fault, they won’t give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation. They want open borders, which breeds horrible crime. Republicans want security. But I am working on something - it never ends!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2018