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Trump Immigration Policy

U.S Customs and Border Protection
CBS News
In this image provided by the U.S. government, children are seen inside the McAllen, Texas, processing facility.

The Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Friday that nearly 2,000 children were separated from their parents during a six-week period earlier this year. The Trump Administration has enacted a 'zero tolerance policy' on those illegally crossing the border. While family members are prosecuted and held awaiting trial, the minors who accompanied them are being detained separately by U.S. Border Patrol.

Today, we discuss the policies allowing family separation and why they are in place.


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