US president Donald Trump has made an about-turn on a policy that was a step too far — even for a presidency that has probed the outer limits of civility — by signing an order to stop the separation of children from parents who enter the US illegally.Over the past two months, about 2,300 children have been separated from their parents in Trump’s "zero tolerance" policy on illegal crossing of the Mexican border.The families were separated after attorney-general Jeff Sessions decided that all immigrants arrested crossing the border illegally would be prosecuted. While in jail awaiting trial, parents were separated from their children because US law does not permit minors to be jailed if they are not charged with a crime.ABC television network reported that the children were being held in sites scattered across the country, including in "a converted Walmart which houses roughly 1,500 boys".Now Trump wants to send the immigrants back home without going through those pesky courts.This, f...

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