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'Bizarre And Troubling Behavior By Administration' Says Kildee

June 20, 2018 - 11:50 pm


LANSING (WWJ) - President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep families together at the southern border, saying he doesn't like the sight of children being separated from their families.  

But Michigan Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee is among those questioning what the decision actually means.

 "We're not satisfied because we don't know yet, for example, what this order means for those children who have already been taken away from their parents - so we know of children under the age of one, for example, who have been placed at agencies in the state of Michigan," said Kildee. "We don't know where those parents might be  - some of them may be deported. We've heard stories of parents being deported and children left behind. So we need to clarify that and specifically requesting an opportunity to come and visit those sites to see for ourselves what's happening and if these children are being returned to their parents."

Kildee says the president shouldn't be congratulated for, in his words... "being forced to end his own cruel policy that separates children from their families.

"The president is either stupid or lying," says Kildee. "I'm not happy coming to that conclusion. But there is no other way to look at it. It's something that ought to give Americans pause and really think, 'what's going on with this president?'"

The president's order does not address the issue of reuniting the children already separated from their parents. It's unknown if or when that might happen.