The Trump government's "zero tolerance" policy, announced in April 2018, led to the separation of thousands of families and triggered a national outcry. More than a year later, the implications of this policy continue to be felt as House Democrats gather additional information about their conduct.
The Democrat-led House Oversight Committee's report is preceded by a hearing on child separation, which includes statements by MEPs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, who were traveling in border areas last week, as well as statements by the Inspector General of the Ministry for Health and Human Services and the Ministry of Internal Security.
Friday's report contains new information on at least 2,648 children who have been separated from their parents. It is based on data obtained by the committee under summons of the Trump administration.
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• Some children were detained longer than 72 hours in Border Guard facilities.
• Children were taken to several state institutions: more than 400 children were taken to several customs and border protection institutions, more than 80 to several offices of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and at least five children were brought to several immigration offices and facilities enforcement of customs legislation.
• In some cases, parents were not brought to the Federal Criminal Police Office, as provided for under the "zero tolerance" policy, while others were briefly detained and then returned within a day or two, probably because: the prosecutor's office prosecution refused their cases or because they were sentenced to a time penalty, served as an offense in the illegal entry.
• Ten of the children under the age of two were from Honduras.
The list provided by the administration to the committee was derived from an ongoing family separation process of the American Civil Liberties Union, according to the report.
The committee notes in the report that "since Friday, it has received some, but not all, of the information required by the subpoenas."
The committee is looking for additional information about the government's policy "zero Tolerance. "On Thursday, the Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted in favor of subpoena n to approve current and former Trump administrative officials involved in this policy.
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