Trump signs executive order to undo his own policy that separated children from their parents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump, addressing what his administration has characterized as an unwanted side effect of his zero-tolerance policy on illegal immigration, signed an executive order on Wednesday to keep families who illegally cross the U.S. southern border together as they await immigration proceedings.

“It’s about keeping families together while at the same time making sure that we have a very powerful, very strong border,” Trump told reporters as he signed the measure.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Sandra Maler)