U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) released the following statement regarding the executive order signed today by President Trump:
“The safety of Americans and the security of our nation require that people who illegally cross our border are not simply released into the United States. But when families with children breach our border, we should keep those families together whenever possible while our legal system fairly and promptly evaluates their status.
“I am glad the president took this step today. I hope the federal courts reconsider the decision that limits an administration’s ability to keep families together while their immigration status is being determined.”