Trump says He'll Sign Something to Address Family Separation Crisis

June 20, 2018 12:33 PM

Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he would be "signing something" to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border.

Trump said during a White House meeting with members of Congress that, "We want to keep families together."


The comments come amid news that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has been working on executive action that would end the separation process.

Earlier, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced the House will vote Thursday on legislation to keep families together.

He stressed, "We do not want children taken away from their parents," ABC News reports.

Although Ryan did not explicitly say which bill yet, he said he is "hopeful" it will pass.

Trump's signing announcement comes as he prepares to stop in Duluth.

RELATED: Immigration Policy Looms Ahead of Trump's Duluth Visit

Trump also told reporters that he plans to cancel the annual congressional picnic, saying: "It doesn't feel right to have a picnic for Congress."

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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