Anguish at Southwest border as more immigrant children are separated from parents

By May 25, 2018In the News

Anguish at Southwest border as more immigrant children are separated from parents

Suzanne Gamboa and Daniella Silva, NBC News (May 22, 2018)

Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a goal to criminally prosecute 100 percent of people crossing the border illegally — including families with children. Those who are charged with improper entry — a misdemeanor on the first infraction — are jailed and separated from their children. Previously, most parents had been allowed to remain with their children in family shelters while awaiting asylum cases or deportation proceedings.

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