BREAKING: Trump Capitulates, Expected To Stop Inhumane Child Separation

BREAKING: Trump Capitulates, Expected To Stop Inhumane Child Separation

With outrage building on an almost hourly basis about Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy that forcibly separates immigrant children from their parents, Politico is reporting that the president is expected to sign an executive order ending the heavily-criticized measure.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is working with White House lawyers to draft an executive action that will end the Trump administration’s practice of separating migrant families at the border, according to a source familiar with the matter.

The report states that the order “will instruct the Department of Defense to help house the families because many of the detention centers are at capacity” and that Trump is expected to sign it.

This is a swift and substantial change of tune from the president, who just this morning doubled down on his widely debunked claim that the decision was the fault of congressional Democrats:

This is a developing story.

Ed Hanratty is a Reverb Press contributor and freelance political journalist. A lifelong New Jerseyan, he prides himself on having just enough Garden State sarcasm and skepticism to keep his bleeding heart in check. Keep up with Ed’s work and random ramblings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the links below…but not Snapchat — that’s where he’s decided to draw the social media line. (For Now)

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Ed Hanratty is a Reverb Press contributor and freelance political journalist. A lifelong New Jerseyan, he prides himself on having just enough Garden State sarcasm and skepticism to keep his bleeding heart in check. Keep up with Ed’s work and random ramblings on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the links below…but not Snapchat — that’s where he’s decided to draw the social media line. (For Now)

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