On Wednesday, United States President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border.
He reversed the policy after facing severe pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community.
Since May 5, more than 2,300 children were separated from their parents and relatives after illegally crossing the border. They were placed in tent camps and other facilities.
“What we have done today is we are keeping families together,” Trump said as he signed the executive order. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”
Trump said that even with the change, border enforcement will be “equally tough, if not tougher”.
He added, “We want security for our country. And we will have that — at the same time, we have compassion, we want to keep families together.”
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