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The language also leaves room to separate children from parents if it's best for the child's welfare. And it didn't do much for the teeming outrage over the issue.
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There are workable alternatives," president Richard Cohen said in a statement. It's also unclear what will happen to the children already separated. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said his department will start reuniting detained immigrant children with their parents -- but he made no specific commitment on how quickly that can be accomplished.
And officials said the cases of the children already separated and turned over to their custody would proceed as usual. Trump's family apparently played a role in his turnaround.
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A White House official said first lady Melania Trump had been making her opinion known to the president for some time that she felt he needed to do all he could to help families stay together, whether by working with Congress or acting on his own. Assessments for possible detention facilities at military bases have already been done in Texas and another is expected in Arkansas on Thursday.
Two people close to Nielsen said she was the driving force behind the turnabout that led to the new order keeping families together. Those people were not authorized to speak publicly and commented only on condition of anonymity. One of them said Nielsen, who had become the face of the administration's policy, had little faith that Congress would act to fix the separation issue and felt compelled to act.
She was heckled at a restaurant Tuesday evening and has faced protesters at her home. Trump had tweeted early Wednesdaybefore issuing his order: They want open borders, which breeds horrible crime.
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But I am working on something - it never ends! Marshals Service and sends many children to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services. The policy had led to a spike in family separations in recent weeks, with more than 2, minors separated from their families at the border from May 5 through June 9, according to Homeland Security. The Flores settlement, named for a teenage girl who brought the case in the s, requires the government to release children from custody and to their parents, adult relatives or other caretakers, in order of preference.
Trump maintained there was no deal for Brunson's freedom, but the president dangled the prospect of better relations between the U. Where previous administrations kept negotiations over U.
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Erdogan had insisted that his country's courts are independent, though he previously had suggested a possible swap for Brunson. Trump said the U. Trump asked Brunson and his family which candidate they voted for insaying he was confident they had gone for him. Evangelical voters overwhelmingly voted for the president despite discomfort with his personal shortcomings, in large part because he pledged to champion their causes, from to defending persecuted Christians overseas to appointing conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
In the space of seven days, less than a month from the midterm elections, Trump delivered on both fronts. Perkins tweeted just after noon that he had landed at a military base outside Washington with Brunson and his wife, Norine. Erdogan said on Twitter that he hoped the two countries will continue to co-operate "as it befits two allies.
Relations between the countries have become severely strained over Brunson's detention and a host of other issues. A Turkish court on Friday convicted Brunson of having links to terrorism and sentenced him to just over three years in prison, but released the year-old evangelical pastor because he had already spent nearly two years in detention.
An earlier charge of espionage was dropped. Hours later, Brunson was flown out of Turkey, his home for more than two decades.
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He was taken to a U. I love Turkey," an emotional Brunson, who had maintained his innocence, told the court at Friday's hearing.DONALD TRUMP IN SAINTS ROW 4?!
Brunson's release could benefit Turkey by allowing the government to focus on an escalating diplomatic crisis over Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi contributor to The Washington Post who has been missing for more than a week and is feared dead after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government, was killed in the consulate; Saudi officials deny it.
Trump maintained the two cases were not linked, saying Brunson's release amid the Khashoggi investigation was "strict coincidence.
But Brunson's release doesn't resolve disagreements over U. Turkey is also frustrated by the refusal of the U.