81 Migrant Children Separated From Parents Since June

Posted on December 6, 2018 4:03 am

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The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.   Despite the order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a child from a parent in certain cases – serious criminal charges against a parent, concerns over the health and welfare of a child or medical concerns. Those caveats were in place before the zero-tolerance policy that prompted the earlier separations at the border.