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“Zero Tolerance” Immigration Policy Surprised agencies, report find

Data released on Tuesday by Customs and Border Protection, Parental Agency of the border patron, showed that the agency seized…

Data released on Tuesday by Customs and Border Protection, Parental Agency of the border patron, showed that the agency seized 16,658 people in families in September, a record. Such arrests reached 107,212 for the fiscal year 2018, which ended September 30th, which exceeded the former at most 77,857 during the 2016 budget. In total, nearly 400,000 people were detained by border agents during the financial year 2018.

The “zero tolerance” policy would serve as a deterrent for families traveling with children. But from the outset, the policy seemed badly planned.

According to the report from the Government Offices Office, days after the sessions published the policy, leaders of agencies at the Hometown Department, including Customs and Border Protection, sought guidance from Kirstjen Nielsen, Home Security Secretary, on how to implement it.

In May, the department finally issued a memo targeting border agents to ensure that all individuals crossed the border illegally to the prosecution department for prosecution. Adults were transferred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement and were placed in detention centers. Migrant children were sent to the Ministry of Health.

According to a court agreement in 1997, immigrant children can not be detained for more than 20 days.

Many of the children were placed in government rides thousands of miles away from their parents. However, the report found that in some cases, officials at the Hometown Department did not report to staff in the shelters that a child had been separated from their parents. A security officer told the government office that for some of the children in their care they had learned that the child was separated only when the child told them.

It was not until July 6, 16 days after Trump signed an executive order aimed at terminating family divorces and 10 days after a federal court stopped politics, the federal authorities developed a system to determine if children differed from their parents , says the report.

Most separated children have been reunited with their families under a court order. But Mr Pallone said that the administration took too long to develop a process for identifying and reuniting families.

“The gross failures described in this report will soon be remembered, but hopefully never repeated,” he said.

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