Trump Admin Separated More Families At The Border
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SEPARATED AN ADDITIONAL 1,500 MIGRANT FAMILIES AT THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER
(CNN) – According to a court document filed Wednesday, the Trump administration separated more families along the U.S.-Mexico border than previously disclosed.
The government says officials believe 1,556 children were separated from their families between July 2017 and June 2018.
That’s on top of the more than 2,700 families separated under the administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
The updated numbers come from a review prompted by a January government watchdog report revealing the possibility that more families had been separated.
In 2018, a U.S. District Judge issued a court order mandating the reunification of many immigrant families the government had separated.