Need to Know: Trump Tries to Save Face on Migrant Family Separation Crisis

“If you are really, really pathetically weak, the country’s going to be overrun with millions of people. And if you’re strong, then you don’t have any heart. That’s a tough dilemma. Perhaps I’d rather be strong. We’re going to have strong – very strong – borders, but we are going to keep the families together. I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.” The decision came after policymakers on both sides of the aisle, Trump’s wife Melania and daughter Ivanka, and even Pope Francis, among others, reportedly admonished the child detention policy. White House and Department of Homeland Security officials were unable to answer those inquiries or provide any specifics about the effects of the order.

On Thursday, confusion about the new policy continued, as immigration officials announced the beginning of a plan to

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