Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order June 20 ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally. It was a dramatic turnaround for Trump, who has been insisting, wrongly, that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because of federal law and a court decision. The news in recent days has been dominated by searing images of children held in cages at border facilities, as well as audio recordings of young children crying for their parents — images that have sparked fury, question of morality and concern from Republicans about a negative impact on their races in November`s midterm elections. Until June 20, the president, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other officials had repeatedly argued the only way to end the practice was for Congress to pass new legislation, while Democrats said he could do it with his signature alone. That`s what he did. Trump said they are going to have strong, very strong borders, but also going to keep the families together. He said his order would not end the ``zero-tolerance`` policy that criminally prosecutes all adults caught crossing the border illegally.