Child Separation Policy: Allegations of Mistreatment Substantiated


Migrant children

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Between April 2018 and June 2018, the Trump administration separated at least 2,800 children from their parents at the southern border under the “zero tolerance” policy that Attorney General Jeff Sessions instituted in April 2018, and a related policy which DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen instituted a few weeks later to refer all parents who made unauthorized border crossings for prosecution.

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