Axios: “President Trump has signed an executive order intended to end the child migration crisis he created, only five days after telling Fox News that he was powerless to use an executive order to fix it. The bottom line: Despite Trump’s deflections — that his administration was simply enforcing existing law, or that any change would have to be enacted by Congress — by signing this executive order, Trump is ending a crisis created entirely by his own administration [this crisis is not even close to over – and the article provides background on the law, legislation, and actions that brought us here].
- Link to the White House Executive Order – Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation – June 20, 2018
- See also HuffPo: Trump’s Plan To Stop Family Separations Is To Detain Families Together – That would conflict with a 2015 court order — which means lawsuits would be imminent.
- See also The New York Times: Order Does Nothing to Address Plight of 2,300 Children – “But there are still legal and practical obstacles to ending the practice, and the order does not address the children who have already been separated.”
- See also Washingon Post – Trump administration changed its story no fewer than 14 times before ending the border policy
- BuzzFeed – No Immediate Changes Planned For Children Already Separated Under Trump Policy, HHS Officials Say
- Poynter – How front pages around the world showed the separation of immigrant children in the U.S.
- Kaiser Family Foundation – Key Health Implications of Separation of Families at the Border. Also via Kaiser – The Trump administration has detained 2,322 children 12 years old or younger amid its border crackdown, a Department of Health and Human Services official told Kaiser Health News on Wednesday.
- Unaccompanied Alien Children: An Overview (R43599, Jan. 18, 2017)
- Unaccompanied Alien Children—Legal Issues: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (R43623, Jan. 27, 2016)