Trump said Wednesday that while "we're going to have strong, very strong borders. we're going to keep families together".
Nothing in the executive order stops the government from releasing the whole family, Reid says, but under Attorney General Jeff Sessions' zero-tolerance policy, which states that the US will prosecute all who cross the border illegally, releasing the family is unlikely.
The executive order also calls for the prioritisation of immigration cases involving families and directs the administration to expand family detention capacity.
But even if the order stops future family separations, it is unclear what happens to children already separated from their parents - particularly in cases where the adults have already been deported.
The president had, for most part, struck a defiant note as he tried to use the plight of the children to force congress to pass a broader law enhancing border security, curbing family based immigration.
Trump's order asks that families be housed together "where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources". That was a nonstarter for leaders, who took every opportunity they could to remind members that an uncontrolled immigration debate just months ahead of a midterm election would be an unmitigated disaster and a futile exercise.
And it didn't do much for the teeming outrage over the issue.
The president of the University of Central Oklahoma says he plans to retire next year. The agency then is responsible for placing the children in shelters or foster homes until they are united with a relative or sponsor in the community as they await immigration court hearings.
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"Make no mistake: The president is doubling down on his "zero tolerance" policy", said Senator Dick Durbin of IL, the chamber's second-ranking Democrat, in a statement.
By law, child migrants traveling alone must be sent to facilities run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services within three days of being detained.
"For the minors now in the unaccompanied alien children program, the sponsorship process will proceed as usual", HHS spokesman Kenneth Wolfe said Wednesday.
Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround.
"It's about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border", Trump told reporters as he signed the measure.
Around 2,300 children, some as young as four, were separated from their families in the weeks since the controversial policy went into effect in May.
Republican congressional leader Paul Ryan said the House of Representatives will vote on Thursday "on legislation to keep families together".
The only incentive is to deal with the family separation crisis and leave it at that. The official was not authorized to discuss Melania Trump's thinking on the record and spoke on the condition of anonymity. Nielsen, who'd become the face of the separation policy after the contentious briefing on Monday, was heckled at a Mexican restaurant a block from the White House.
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"What is the objective of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms)", Trump wrote. They want open borders, which breeds disgusting crime.
Recent US media reports showed images of children crying as their parents were being apprehended by US Customs and Border Patrol agents.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions hinted at that when he spoke of the consequences of the "zero tolerance" policy that he announced May 7.
Peter Schey, the lawyer in a lawsuit that resulted in a key agreement governing the treatment of migrant children in detention called the Flores settlement, said he was concerned that several thousand children have already been separated from their parents "without the Trump administration having any effective procedures in place to reunite children with their parents, many of whom have already been deported".
There are now far more beds for single adults in the government than for families. If those options are exhausted, authorities must find the "least restrictive" setting for a child who arrived without parents.
And a top Justice Department official, Gene Hamilton, described the order as a "stopgap" fix to give the courts or Congress time to overturn the 20-day limitation on the detention of children in Department of Homeland Security facilities.
"The President has taken action to address the immediate issue by detaining families together for as long as he can legally do so under Flores, and now expects Congress to work quickly to address permanently the crisis at our border", he said, add8ing, "The United States cannot have a border that is open to illegal aliens".
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