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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, joined other Democrats blasting the Trump administration for its policy, later reversed by the president, of separating immigrant families at the border. (Photo by Sarabeth Henne/Cronkite News)

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Trump ends family separations

President stands firm on zero-tolerance policy

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered immigration officials to keep undocumented immigrant families together, after weeks of mounting criticism over his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that led to the separation of families at the border.