President Trump To Sign Executive Order To Keep Migrant Families Together At Border

(CNBC) President Donald Trump said Wednesday he plans to sign an executive order designed to keep families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico border.

“I’ll be signing something in a little while that’s going to do that,” he told reporters during a White House event after saying he wanted families to be kept together. “I’ll be doing something that’s somewhat pre-emptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation I’m sure.”

Trump added: “We’re keeping families together, but we have to keep our borders strong. We will be overrun with crime and with people that should not be in our country.”

The order is expected to allow families to be housed together even while adults in the family are being detained or prosecuted for crossing the U.S. border illegally or for seeking asylum at the border outside of a designated border entry point.