President Donald Trump has ended the tough US immigration policy that separated kids from their parents at the US border with Mexico. He signed an executive order to this effect after days of protests from the public and outrage from politicians.
Trump said that he disliked the sight of separation of families while signing the executive order. Speaking at a rally held in Minnesota, he said that Democrats had blown the public protest out of proportion. This was done to divert attention from the FBI investigation being held for Hillary Clinton, added Trump.
The US President said that his tough US immigration policy is guided by national interests. He also refused to accept the open border policy of the Democrats, as quoted by the Guardian.
Meanwhile, critics of tough US immigration policy being pursued by Trump have said that much needs to be done yet. The executive order does not tone own the stringent approach. It asks the immigration officials to adopt nil tolerance policy towards illegal immigrants.
Kids will be able to remain with their parents in the detention. This will be however with unknown families detained with them. It will also be at places appropriate and in conformity with law and available resources.
The US Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been directed by the President to approach courts for modifying the Flores, the 1997 court settlement. It currently bans detention of immigrant kids for more than 20 days. If successful, kids can be held in detention until the completion of proceedings.
On the other hand, many people have pointed out that Trump might have ended the policy of separation of parents and children. But, this is not the end of the problem, they add.
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