The order does not end a "zero tolerance" policy that calls for criminal prosecution of immigrants crossing the border illegally.
The administration says children who have already been separated from their guardians will not be immediately reunited with their families. It's unclear whether the president is supportive of the measure.
"I think from my standpoint, we need to keep working on it", said Rep. Scott Perry, a conservative from Pennsylvania.
A White House official told the Associated Press that Mrs 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.
Administration officials have insisted that Congress is responsible for changing the law, even as many lawmakers argue that Trump has the power to simply choose to enforce his policy differently. The government says that only happens when immigrants can not prove family relationship or when there is evidence children have been abused. The government has about 100 shelters in 14 states, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
USA immigration officials say 2342 children were separated from 2206 parents between 5 May and 9 June. The House is slated to vote on a pair of rival immigration bills Thursday, but neither appears to have enough support to pass, Gainer reported.
GOP House leaders, increasingly fearful of voter reaction in November, met with Trump for about an hour at the Capitol to try to work out some resolution.
At a brief announcement at the White House, Trump did not provide further details on how families would be kept together or how detentions would be handled going forward. And if you're strong, then you don't have any heart. "This is not doubling down, it is tripling down".
"While Pennsylvania proudly sent troops to help Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico in the previous year to assist with disaster relief and Governor Wolf believes we need to protect our borders from real threats, he opposes state resources being used to further President Trump's policy of separating young children from their parents, "Wolf spokesman J.J. Abbott said".
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"He said, 'Politically, this is bad, '" said Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas. "It's not about the politics, this is the right thing to do". House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer dismissed language in the broader House Republican immigration bill, saying it "doesn't deal with the issue".
Beyond the political world, religious leaders like Pope Francis have decried the Trump administration's separation of migrant families, calling the policy "immoral".
According to data gathered and released at the request at Congressman King, roughly 60,000 immigrants, including 10 accused of murder, have been granted temporary status thanks to the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. CNN asked McConnell if he supported a freeze Tuesday.
Cruz, who has often supported Trump's stricter immigration policies, on Monday said the family-separation practices are horrifying and must stop. Trump on Tuesday mocked the idea of hiring thousands of new judges, asking, "Can you imagine the graft that must take place?"
Sanford lost his primary bid last week to state Rep. Katie Arrington and blamed his defeat on Trump, who urged Republicans to dump the former SC governor. He used the loaded term "infest" to reference the influx of immigrants entering the country illegally.
Trump has made a tough stance on immigration central to his presidency.
The president has long complained about his treatment by the media, but his frustrations reached a boiling point after he returned from his Singapore summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un to face news reports questioning his negotiating skills.
Gov. Dannel Malloy said Trump's zero-tolerance policy is reminiscent of the use of internment camps to hold Japanese-Americans during World War II.
"They can't win on their policies, which are terrible", he said.