President Donald Trump is seen with Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence at the White House June 20 prior to signing an executive order to halt the separation of families. CNS photo/Leah Millis, Reuters
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 that halts his administration's family separation policy for families who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
The executive order seeks to work around a 1997 consent decree that bars the federal government from keeping children in immigration detention – even if they are with their parents – for more than 20 days. The executive order instructs the attorney general to seek federal court permission to modify the consent decree.
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