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Auditor says DHS knew 'zero-tolerance' would split families at border

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz told the House Oversight and Reform Committee that the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy followed a test program in west Texas in which officials were not immediately able to reunite separated families. More than 3,000 children were separated from their families, and one advocate said this week that 611 children are still in custody years later.... Read more»

The most important border stories of 2018

15 stories of major issues along the border in 2018: the trial of Lonnie Swartz, family separations under the Trump administration, the treatment of detainees in border facilities, and an exclusive memo that showed CBP downplaying the exodus of migrants from Central America.... Read more»