Trump signs executive order to keep families together at border

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday afternoon to keep families together at the border, but said that the "zero-tolerance" prosecution policy will continue..Earlier Wednesday,

 Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has drafted an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct her department to keep families together after they are detained crossing the border illegally. She was at the White House where Trump told reporters he would be "signing something" shortly.The effort to end what has become a major crisis for the Trump administration was outlined by two people familiar with Nielsen's thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement.It's unclear exactly what the president might be supporting, but he said he would be signing something "in a little while.

""We want to keep families together," he said.The effort would mark a dramatic departure for an administration that has been insisting, wrongly, that it has no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of the law and a court decision.


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