Trump signs order on family separation

June 20, 2018 7:32 pm

WASHINGTON — Today in the Oval Office flanked by Vice President and Homeland Security Secretary at his side, President Trump signed an executive order ending the separation of families at the Mexico border.

The executive order will allow for the indefinite detention of the families, together, in order for the White House to challenge a 1997 law that limits such detentions to 20 days.

“We are keeping families together,” Trump said from the Oval Office while flanked by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Vice President Mike Pence.

“There will be a lot of happy people now” said President Trump as he signed the executive order ending the family separation and gave the pen to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.