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Trump reverses course, plans to change family separation policies

Posted: 11:53 AM, Jun 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-20 12:53:24-04
Trump reverses course, plans to change family separation policies

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – President Donald Trump signaled Wednesday morning plans to “keep families together” following increasing public scrutiny on  separating children from families crossing the border.

The scrutiny recently included members of Trump’s Republican party.

Rep. Kevin Yoder (R – Kansas), chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Committee, visited with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday seeking changes to the administration’s newly adopted policies on family separation.

Following Trump’s announcement Wednesday, Yoder recalled his conversation with the secretary that while Congress works on a longer-term solution, the administration needed to take steps to suspend family separations.

“The trauma inflicted on these kids is too big a price to pay,” Yoder said.

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