Advocates Say US Still Separates Migrant Families Needlessly

U.S. Customs and Border Protection argued the Homeland Security Act "does not make concessions for anyone other than a parent or legal guardian."

  • Published 21 February 2019
Image via U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP, File

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HOUSTON (AP) — Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up immigrant families. The Texas Civil Rights Project released a report Thursday that counts 272 separations at a single Texas courthouse since June, when President Donald Trump issued an executive order ending widespread…

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