End For The Inhumane Family Separation Policy: Donald Trump Abandoned His Own Restrictive Law
June 21, 2018 18:11 By Fabiosa
Donald Trump signed the order stopping the family separation policy for the illegal immigrants crossing the US border. The new law, however, doesn’t stop the President’s “zero tolerance” policy, underlining everybody moving to America illegally must be detained.
The number of kids taken from their parents since the beginning of April is already more than 2,000. Trump was firm in his decision and policy implementation, even though numerous people, including his colleagues, mentioned the negative aspects of the law. Kellyanne Conway, the White House advisor to the President, mentioned neither she nor other people support his policy:
As a mother, as a Catholic, as someone with a conscience, … I will tell you that nobody likes this policy.
With the pressure of the public and his colleagues’ persistent statements, Donald Trump decided to abandon his own law and signed an executive order on June 21 reversing his own rule of separating children from their parents at the border and allowing families to be instead detained together.
I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.
Zero tolerance policy
However, the order doesn’t stop the President’s “zero tolerance” policy, stating everybody crossing the border illegally must be charged with American law enforcement officers.
The new order determined high priority for the illegal immigrant families’ hearings and simplified charging processes. Moreover, with the new law, Donald Trump asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to file a request for amending another longstanding federal court decree prohibiting the government from holding children in detention for longer than 20 days.
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Trump made a right step towards shutting down the inhumane experience. Hopefully, even though the illegal immigrants probably won’t stop coming, the kids will stay with their families to feel guarded.