Trump Administration's Family Separation Immigration Policy

Michael Horowitz, inspector general with the Justice Department, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on his team’s investigative report… read more

Michael Horowitz, inspector general with the Justice Department, testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee on his team’s investigative report on the Trump administration’s family separation policy at the southern border. Investigators concluded that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions knew enforcing a zero-tolerance policy of prosecuting all adults who cross the border illegally would result in children being separated from their parents. The report also found that there was poor coordination between the agencies tasked with implementing the policy and the Health and Human Services Department who would be caring for the separated children. In addition, investigators found that a system to track the children’s parents as they went through the stages of prosecution was lacking. The Trump administration’s strict policy to prosecute adult migrants started in May 2018. According to legal documents, thousands of children were separated as a result. Mr. Horowitz said, as of this hearing, approximately 500 children had yet to be reunited with their parents. close

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Trump Administration's Family Separation Immigration Policy

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House Committee
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 04, 2021 | 10:15am EST | C-SPAN.org
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Feb 19, 2021 | 5:40am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Feb 19, 2021 | 5:40am EST | C-SPAN 2
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