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After criticism and outrage from both political parties, Trump said he will either support a bill that would reverse the policy or would take executive action to change it, according to multiple reports.
BREAKING: Facing domestic and international backlash to his admin.'s new border separation policy, President Trump says he will sign an executive order soon because "we want to keep families together."— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) June 20, 2018
DEVELOPING: President Trump on immigration: “I’ll be signing something in a little while ... something that’s somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation, I’m sure.”— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) June 20, 2018
"We have to be very strong on the border but at the same time we want to be very compassionate," Trump said during a Wednesday meeting with lawmakers.
Also on Wednesday, Trump sent out a tweet that hinted at a resolution – or at the least the beginning of one.
It’s the Democrats fault, they won’t give us the votes needed to pass good immigration legislation. They want open borders, which breeds horrible crime. Republicans want security. But I am working on something - it never ends!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2018
An executive order has been drafted by Justice and Homeland Security depts. that could temporarily stop separating children from parents at the border, admin. official tells @NBCNews - @PeteWilliamsNBC— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) June 20, 2018