In a press conference today, President Donald Trump promised that he would "sign something" ending the forced separation of immigrant children from their families. News of the detention centers and the subsequent public outcry have made this issue one of the most contentious in America today.
"I’ll be doing something that's somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I’m sure," Trump told reporters when asked if he wants to try to keep to families together at the U.S. border.
"I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that," he said. "We want to solve this immigration problem."
According to CNN.com, the Justice Department is drafting an executive order to end the practice of forced separation. The details haven't become clear yet. The Associated Press reported that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will spearhead the drafting of the bill, which will allow families to remain together in detention centers.
This comes on the heels of yesterday's release of the audio recording of children crying out for their parents and of the callow response by the border patrol agent caught making fun of them. It has been one of the most shocking elements of this very controversial issue.
We at I Love Nature are shocked by this detention scandal and the administration's horrifying treatment of these kids and we urge all supporters to take actions to support these children, both by contributions to your preferred legal defense center and through exercising your right to vote during the midterm elections.