Title

The unrelenting saga of family separation: What now?

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Article

Publication Date

8-12-2018

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The Hill

Language

en-US

Abstract

Beginning in April, the Trump administration imposed a “zero-tolerance” policy aimed at deterring predominantly Central American families seeking safety and refuge at the southern U.S. border. The government’s “zero-tolerance” policy took as its mandate the decision to criminally prosecute every unauthorized entrant into the United States — an unprecedented exercise of law enforcement authority. Dubiously, the government claimed that a necessary and natural byproduct of this criminal prosecution was the separation of immigrant children from their parents.

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