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“We’re gonna keep families together, but we still need to maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people” – Donald Trump

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President of United States of America, Donald Trump, has signed an executive order to “keep families together at the border.”

This comes after the national outrage at his “zero tolerance” immigration policy that was separating toddlers from their parents and putting them in detention camps.

During a press conference on Wednesday (June 20), he had said, just before signing the order:

I’ll be signing something in a little…we’re gonna keep families together, but we still need to maintain toughness or our country will be overrun by people, by crime. We’re keeping families together, but we have to keep our borders strong.

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24 Comments

  1. remi

    June 21, 2018 at 7:04 am

    I like this man ehhh e no send anybody, just doing what he believes is best choi

    • Dayo

      June 21, 2018 at 10:26 am

      @Remi, Hitler also did “what he believes is best”! SMH

    • Lilo

      June 21, 2018 at 1:24 pm

      Not a fan of this guy but let’s face it – he did the ballsy thing to send a message across the globe about illegal immigration and that’s been long overdue. The way people run to America as a safe haven is scary and long term can’t be beneficial to the welfare of this country. He may seem callous but someone had to do the draconian deed. The US is not the messiah of the universe and how the rest of the universe has morphed into these America-entitled SOBs calls for some drastic action plans to put a stop to that bs. I mean making babies in America has now become a business for some people kilode? Se America lo ba tiyin je ni? You won’t go and fight Gumsu Abacha on instagram and drag her cos her father looted Your treasury but you will sit here foaming at the mouth cos someone won’t open their border to you. S’oro niyen?

  2. Mrs chidukane

    June 21, 2018 at 7:54 am

    This man sha. I wonder if he thinks before making these orders. He should have known separating families isn’t the way to go. He’s always making false starts and at this point, it doesn’t put him in the best light. America’s foreign, and even domestic policy is now so confusing. One minute its this,you blink and its that.

    • Grace

      June 21, 2018 at 8:36 am

      But it was the democrats that made the order to begin with… he reversed it. He was the ‘good’ guy here.

    • TheRealist

      June 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

      No Grace, it was most certainly NOT the Democrats – not least because the Democrats CANNOT make executive orders or dictate policy for the Republican White House. Furthermore, the Democrats are in the minority in both houses of Congress and thus CANNOT pass legislation on the subject matter. Finally, there is NO law on the books that mandates the separation of kids from their parents and/or guardians.

      While there are several laws and court precedents governing how children are treated at the U.S. border, NONE (i.e., not a single law or court decision) mandates the separation of parents and children. The POLICY decision to separate kids from parents/guardians is entirely a DISCRETIONARY executive decision made by Mr. Trump’s Republican administration. This policy was variously announced by Jeff Sessions in April and May.

    • Makky

      June 21, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Democrats didn’t make any laws. The ‘policy’ was put in place under a republican government but has never been enforced by any president before this one.

  3. Lailatu

    June 21, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Exactly, democrats made the order. Besides the vast majority of the children crossed the border unescorted and every day in America, children are seperated from their parents when the parents are arrested the kids get sent to foster homes. The way people are talking you will think there shouldn’t be consequences for people crossing borders illegally.

    • TheRealist

      June 21, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Lailatu, he could have done what other U.S. presidents have done and either detain the families together (not ideal, but better than taking kids from their parents in a country where they are unfamiliar with the culture and language) or grant them a fast-track immigration hearing date with a bailed release. All recent U.S. presidents deport thousands of illegal immigrants yearly (despite Trump’s vacuous rhetoric that suggests otherwise). They just also happen to realize that such migrants are human beings and thus try to handle what is an already dreadful situation in a more humane manner.

      PS: And why is this ‘separation’ policy only in effect on our Southern border?

    • Ovadje

      June 21, 2018 at 11:43 am

      @LAILATU, abegi where and when did democrats make the order. We can forgive Donald Trump because his ignorance is becoming legendary, but abegi don’t just cram-and -recite.

    • Lailatu

      June 21, 2018 at 12:47 pm

      @ Ovadje, actually they changed the policy under Obama when a court ruled that the children couldn’t be detained for more 20 days. The court made the ruling because activists argued that the children should not be detained with their parents/ adults (which makes sense ). So next time don’t come here and argue ignorantly, do some research.

    • Frank White

      June 21, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      This is how fake news is propagated. Everything you said is wrong. Just get off Fox News or else you’ll keep being misinformed. Please refer to what TheRealist wrote above. That is the real situation of things. Trump lies too much, and his idiotic supporters just eat everything he says up. smh

      p.s: Y’all Nigerian Trump supporters are the dumbest of the dumb for real.

    • Joy

      June 21, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      @ Frank White, instead of presenting your argument you’re hysterically hauling insults like a drunk sailor. This is just typical of the hypocritical left. Talking down on people who don’t agree with you. Are you saying there’s no court judgement that kids shouldn’t be detained for more than 20 days?Are you aware that when these families are granted bailed release, they usually disappear into thin air? Why don’t you think for yourself and stop being an arm chair activist who goes with the bandwagon. P.S. You are the dumb one for thinking every Nigerian should share the same opinion about Trump.

    • Makky

      June 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Do you reside in the US?

  4. Bowl

    June 21, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Trump, my man . I love you too much.

    • Makky

      June 21, 2018 at 3:16 pm

      Make sure you know exactly what you are loving. You love him because…………

  5. Nana

    June 21, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Nigerian Trump supporters amuse me.

  6. Frank White

    June 21, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    That reply was for Lailatu by the way

    • Lilo

      June 21, 2018 at 7:43 pm

      Not a fan of this guy but let’s face it – he did the ballsy thing to send a message across the globe about illegal immigration and that’s been long overdue. The way people run to America as a safe haven is scary and long term can’t be beneficial to the welfare of this country. He may seem callous but someone had to do the draconian deed. The US is not the messiah of the universe and how the rest of the universe has morphed into these America-entitled SOBs calls for some drastic action plans to put a stop to that bs. I mean making babies in America has now become a business for some people kilode? Se America lo ba tiyin je ni? You won’t go and fight Gumsu Abacha on instagram and drag her cos her father looted Your treasury but you will sit here foaming at the mouth cos someone won’t open their border to you. S’oro niyen?

  7. Lilo

    June 21, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Not a fan of this guy but let’s face it – he did the ballsy thing to send a message across the globe about illegal immigration and that’s been long overdue. The way people run to America as a safe haven is scary and long term can’t be beneficial to the welfare of this country. He may seem callous but someone had to do the draconian deed. The US is not the messiah of the universe and how the rest of the universe has morphed into these America-entitled SOBs calls for some drastic action plans to put a stop to that bs. I mean making babies in America has now become a business for some people kilode? Se America lo ba tiyin je ni? You won’t go and fight Gumsu Abacha on instagram and drag her cos her father looted Your treasury but you will sit here foaming at the mouth cos someone won’t open their border to you. S’oro niyen?

    • TheRealist

      June 22, 2018 at 7:52 am

      @Lilo, Trump’s grandfather (Frederick) was an IMMIGRANT – a German once named Drumpf! His mother was an IMMIGRANT from Scotland. His present wife is an IMMIGRANT from Lithuania (who allegedly worked illegally as a model in NYC while on a tourist visa). Heck, even his first wife (Ivanka’s mom) was an IMMIGRANT from the old Czech Republic. His son-in-law Jared Kushner’s grandparents were IMMIGRANTS who came to the U.S. from Belarus. You see where I am going?! Closing the door behind you and yours is not a rational definition of “ballsy”!

      Anyway, while I agree that no country should be compelled to permit unrestrained immigration and that immigration is a privilege to be granted rather than a right to be demanded, the issue here has never been about that and trying conflate it is either disingenuous or betrays a misunderstanding of issues. Almost all Americans agree on the need for REASONABLE immigration legislation, but snatching away babies as young as 3 months old from their parents and sending them hundreds of miles away is neither reasonable (under any definition) nor ultimately will it prove a deterrent.

    • TheRealist

      June 22, 2018 at 10:26 am

      *Re immigrant Melanie, meant Slovenia (not Lithuania)*

  8. Lilo

    June 21, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    BN post my comment pls. Abi are you going to say I’m bashing your friend, ivanka’s dad ni? Or you are just worried you won’t get visa to enter yankee if Trump sees my comment ni? Mschewwwwwe radarada

  9. Bowl

    June 22, 2018 at 7:41 am

    @Nana and Makky , as though I need your the approval of your high profile intellect to express my views.
    Pls shift your a–es to your s—hole countries: that’s were your intellect and sense of refinement will find use . Excuse me.
    America is not your country and Trump is the least of your problems in this life.

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