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Trump order ends family separations

Directive doesn’t change policy of ‘zero tolerance’

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was published June 21, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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President Donald Trump signs an executive order intended to keep families together while awaiting prosecution for illegal border crossings. At left is Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary.

Children line up at a shelter for unaccompanied youths in Homestead, Fla., on Wednesday.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan hold a news conference Wednesday on their meeting Tuesday night with President...

President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Wednesday, signing an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over the impact of his administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

Children line up at a shelter for unaccompanied youths in Homestead, Fla., on Wednesday.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) and House Speaker Paul Ryan hold a news conference Wednesday on their meeting Tuesday night with President...

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BoudinMan says... June 21, 2018 at 5:53 a.m.

But he said just recently that he couldn't end this with an executive order. Then he ended it with an executive order. He knows he can hoodwink about 30 per cent of the voters all of the time.

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TimberTopper says... June 21, 2018 at 5:54 a.m.

The dictator wanna be had the heat on his fat azz get so great he had to bow to the wishes of the American people. He didn't do it because he had any concern for the children, or families involved, because he has no concern for anyone or anything but DJT.

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RBear says... June 21, 2018 at 6:22 a.m.

Thankfully the overwhelming majority American public and most of its representatives provided the moral compass our nation needed to rebuke this president and his administration for the inhumane policy decision made in April. Even in the face of lies and misinformation from not only the president, but his administration and his most ardent followers, the voices were heard and the president rescinded the POLICY (his words) of separating families.
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Throughout this process, we saw the cruel and irrational conscious of his base including in comments in these boards. Daily, they would put up lies and false hypotheticals in blind loyalty of what can undisputedly be one of the worst presidents of our nation. In the past, this president has tried to use young Dreamers as hostages in his attempt to secure funding for a wasteful border wall. In this incident, he sank even lower by using children as hostages to extort funding.
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What is even more disturbing was to read the comments of several in here who tossed out constant lies and false hypotheticals fed by an alt right social presence that may eventually be linked to Russian APTs (that usually comes a few months after the incident when the data can be analyzed). It really showed the underbelly of our society reading some of the comments.
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Thank goodness the true goodwill nature of the American public prevailed, from progressives to clergy to ALL the First Ladies. They showed how America can be great again, not by some red hat with a slogan made in China.

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Delta123 says... June 21, 2018 at 6:39 a.m.

TDS

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RBear says... June 21, 2018 at 6:47 a.m.

Delta123 you can TDS all you want, but you have YET to provide any real substance to comments. I've looked at them and you're pretty much an empty shell of brain power it seems. Oh well, you fit right into the Trump demographic.

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DoubleBlind says... June 21, 2018 at 7:01 a.m.

The executive order does not speak to any families that have already been separated -- and existing policies place the onus on parents to find their children in Department of Health and Human Services custody and seek to reunite with them.

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23cal says... June 21, 2018 at 7:53 a.m.

"I didn't like the sight or the feeling of families being separated" Trump said. Then why did you with malice aforethought and purposely institute the very policy which made that happen at an unprecedented pace? The liar did it and did it "as a deterrent" without conscience, humanity, or compassion. The administration did it purely as an act of political terrorism.
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The Trump administration on family separations:
1. It's a deterrent, zero tolerance
2. It's not happening
3. The Bible says to do it
4. We won't apologize, they have TVs
5. There's nothing we can do, blame the Democrats
6. Pay for the wall, then maybe
7. Fixed! Give us credit for our humanity, and pretend we weren't reluctantly just bowing to political pressure

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PopMom says... June 21, 2018 at 8:16 a.m.

Trump also lied and said that this has been going on for 60 years instead of the three months in his administration. Of course, no executive order was necessary—just a simple directive to border patrol to go back to the old policy of keeping families together. Of course, we should reunite these children with their families. I am so sick of this disorganized, cruel, and crazy tyrant.

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jmg1232 says... June 21, 2018 at 8:52 a.m.

Trump is 100% correct on protecting our borders. We are being overrun on the southern border. Thanks to Obama's idiotic open border policies, he reintroduced diseases to the US that had been eradicated. Stupid Democratic open door policies have already turned parts of the Southwest and California into the North Mexico. Democrats open door policies will also help sex and human traffickers, drug cartels, and Mexican/South American gang members to further infiltrate our country. Borders, language, and culture make a country. If you want to turn the US into Mexico, then have open borders. With our safety net programs on the brink of bankruptcy, the Democrats want to flood this country with freeloaders that will bankrupt us at an even faster rate. The families can stay together in Mexico or their home countries. No other country would put up with invasion like this. It's amazing that people are so worried about Russia interfering with our elections, but too stupid to be concerned with Mexico/ South America.

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23cal says... June 21, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Nice straw man jmg just built about open borders......something no one has called for.
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The poor thing doesn't realize the discussion isn't about border security or immigration in general, but is about THIS POLICY. Apparently, the reading comprehension problems of jmg interfered with his ability to read the title: Trump order ends family separations.
Emphasis on "family separations".
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This is typical of what the right wing has been trying to do throughout this debacle: justify inhumanity and cruelty because our immigration system is a mess. Child abuse isn't the answer to fixing the mess.

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