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Report Details Justice Department's Push to Separate Immigrant Families

The Office of the Inspector General for the Justice Department released a report detailing a number of failures surrounding the Justice Department's 2018 "Zero Tolerance" immigration policy. That policy was unveiled by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a May 7, 2018 speech where he announced, "If you cross this border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you. It’s that simple. If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law."

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