Trump Will Stop Prosecuting Parents At The Border Though Damage From Policy May Linger

Posted In: News Date:Jun 21st, 2018

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday which ended the practice of separating families apprehended at the Mexico border which Democrats, Republicans, and international figures called cruel, a senior official told The Washington Post Border Patrol agents were told to stop sending parents with children to prosecution.

Trump's executive order said the government would still hold his "zero tolerance" policy toward those immigrants who break the law but there is still confusion among different branches of the government about moving forward.

“We’re suspending prosecutions of adults who are members of family units until ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can accelerate resource capability to allow us to maintain custody,” the official said to the Washington Post.