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US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order overnight that will now keep migrant families together at the Mexican border.
It's a rare policy reversal for the President — but Donald Trump insists he will not waver in his commitment to deport illegal immigrants.
Tough border policies are now becoming the norm around the world — with leaders often admiring Australia's 'turn back the boats' immigration policy.
So how much has Australia influenced this trend for tougher border policies around the world?
Interview with Dr Nicholas Farrelly, Associate Dean of the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.