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How The Family Separation Policy Came To Be

How The Family Separation Policy Came To Be

Update: 2022-08-162
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In 2018, more than 5,500 children of immigrants were separated from their parents at the border.

The Trump administration's "Zero Tolerance" policy, better known as family separation, was short-lived, ending in June of 2018 after facing condemnation from the public and members of Congress.

For some families, it took years to reunite, and hundreds of families still have not been brought back together.

Caitlin Dickerson's latest cover story for The Atlantic, titled, "We Need To Take Away Children: The Secret History Of The U.S. Government's Family Separation Policy", is an exhaustive investigation into how the policy came about.

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How The Family Separation Policy Came To Be

How The Family Separation Policy Came To Be

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