Unfortunately, Trump’s Executive Order is a cynical political move. He isn’t ordering the cessation of blanket prosecutions which mandate the “release” of children from prison. He’s simply ordering the cessation of the separations, which means that the children are still in prison. Then somebody will file suit on behalf of the children (ostensibly) and the courts will order their “release” and then Trump will shrug his shoulders and say “it’s the deep state courts, what can you do?”

I thought maybe I was being too cynical myself, but TPM and others have seen the same thing.

Actually, the Executive Order is a bit cynical. I thought he was signing an order ceasing the blanket prosecutions. Let’s see where the courts go with this.