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Trump and top White House aides ‘aggressively’ pushed for the family separation policy at the border, new Justice Department Inspector General report finds

A new Justice Department report directly implicated President Donald Trump in the zero-tolerance family separation policy at the US-Mexico border. Trump has repeatedly tried to distance himself from the policy that stripped children away from their migrant parents. In late October, ACLU lawyers said the parents of 545 children could […]
Trump and top White House aides ‘aggressively’ pushed for the family separation policy at the border, new Justice Department Inspector General report finds
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Trump falsely claims that only migrants with ‘the lowest IQ’ return for their court dates after being arrested by US immigration authorities

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that only immigrants with “the lowest IQ” return for their court dates when released after being arrested by US immigration authorities. Trump’s comments during Thursday’s presidential debate referenced a policy often called “catch and release,” where migrants are released from DHS custody pending their immigration […]
Trump falsely claims that only migrants with ‘the lowest IQ’ return for their court dates after being arrested by US immigration authorities
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The Trump administration separated thousands of migrant children from their families at the border — lawyers say they still can’t find the parents of 545 of those children

ACLU lawyers said in a legal filing that they hadn’t been able to find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by the Trump administration at the US-Mexico border, NBC News reported Tuesday. The lawyers reportedly said they believed the administration had already deported about two-thirds of the parents to […]
The Trump administration separated thousands of migrant children from their families at the border — lawyers say they still can’t find the parents of 545 of those children
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‘Hatemonger’ author Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller, white nationalism, and performative cruelty

Investigative reporter Jean Guerrero spoke with Business Insider about her new book “Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda.” She describes Miller’s style of policy-making – which includes zero tolerance border enforcement and the deliberate separation of families as “the performance of cruelty.” Guerrero also talks about […]
‘Hatemonger’ author Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller, white nationalism, and performative cruelty
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Government workers say they warned that Trump’s family separations traumatized children but were dismissed as ‘a broken record’

An inspector general’s report released Thursday found that a number of government officials and workers sought to raise the alarm about the Trump administration’s family separations, but were ignored. Under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy in the spring of 2018, thousands of migrant children were separated from their parents and […]
Government workers say they warned that Trump’s family separations traumatized children but were dismissed as ‘a broken record’
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More than 900 migrant children have been split from their parents since Trump formally ended family separations last year

The federal government has separated more than 900 migrant children from their parents since President Donald Trump halted his administration’s family separation policy last year, court documents say. Immigration authorities are legally allowed to separate migrant families at the border if they possess a criminal history or raise questions of […]
More than 900 migrant children have been split from their parents since Trump formally ended family separations last year
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An obscure section of US law became a flashpoint in the Democratic debate and sparked a confrontation between Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke. Here’s why it’s so controversial.

An obscure part of the US Code became a flashpoint in Wednesday evening’s Democratic presidential debate. Candidates Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke argued over the ramifications of Section 1325 of the federal immigration system. Section 1325 makes it a criminal offence to illegally enter the US, rather than just a […]
An obscure section of US law became a flashpoint in the Democratic debate and sparked a confrontation between Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke. Here’s why it’s so controversial.
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Trump says ‘we’re doing a fantastic job’ at migrant detention centres, where scathing reports have emerged that children lack basic amenities

President Donald Trump told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “we’re doing a fantastic job under the circumstances,” in response to the government’s handling of detained migrant children. Trump’s comments follow scathing reports of children kept in US Customs and Border Protection facilities without access to basic […]
Trump says ‘we’re doing a fantastic job’ at migrant detention centres, where scathing reports have emerged that children lack basic amenities
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In the chaos to reunite migrant children with their families, 37 kids were left in vans for up to 39 hours, with Texas temperatures in the 90s

Thirty-seven migrant children between the ages of five and 12 stayed in vans for hours – many overnight – last summer, while authorities struggled to reunite them with their parents,NBC News reported Monday. The incident occurred at the height of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which separated thousands of […]
In the chaos to reunite migrant children with their families, 37 kids were left in vans for up to 39 hours, with Texas temperatures in the 90s