President Trump participates in a Veterans Executive Order Signing on Jan. 9, 2018, in the Oval Office. (Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead)

In Reversal, Trump Signs Order Stopping Family Separation

Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision.

The news in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents – images that have sparked fury, question of morality and concern from Republicans about a negative impact on their races in November’s midterm elections.

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