Wednesday, 29 June 2022 – 19:07

Trump announces end to immigrant separation policy

President of the United States, Donald Trump, has pledged to sign an order that would end the separation of young children from their parents at the U.S/Mexico border. The “zero-tolerance” policy was introduced by Trump and attorney general, Jeff Sessions, in April. It has seen migrants who are fleeing Central America being prosecuted immediately, with their children separated and sent to a refugee facility. The tough approach has sparked condemnation from both sides of the political spectrum and across the globe.

The highly controversial tactic will end, according to Trump, “in a little while”. He went on to say to reporters that the U.S still has to ‘maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people.’

The separation policy has seen condemnation across the board. Both Democrats and Republicans have criticised Trump’s decision. The president, however, has used his approach to criticise the opposition for not complying with his immigration reform.

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