US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep together immigrant families who have been detained at the border with Mexico. Mr Trump reversed his own policy amid heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community, over the separation of undocumented parents and children.
The order states that most families would be kept together under the Department of Homeland Security, except in cases where an adult may pose a threat to a child. It was not immediately clear when Mr Trump’s order would be implemented.
The US President said, he did not like the sight of families being separated, adding that his administration would continue its zero tolerance policy of criminally prosecuting anyone who crosses the border illegally.