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Families: Border Patrol and Executive Order

families: The move prompted mass outrage in the United States and internationally, according to The Chronicle Herald. After first blaming the practice on the Democrats, Trump on June 20 signed an executive order that stopped the separation of families. Because children can't be in jail with their parents, more than 2,300 families caught by Border Patrol were separated. A June 26 court order by a federal judge set a hard deadline to reunite the families, and that deadline is fast approaching. Trump administration officials have said 2,342 children were separated from 2,206 parents between May 5 and June 9. Here's where things stand THE NUMBERS It's still not clear how many children have been separated from families under the zero-tolerance policy, or how many remain separated. ( As reported in the news.