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Was the United States Justified in Its Policy of Family Separation at the US-Mexico Border? - Top 3 Pros and Cons

On Apr. 6, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented a new "zero-tolerance" policy for illegal immigration that involved prosecuting all adults crossing the southwest border illegally, noting a 203% increase in illegal border crossings from 2017 to 2018. The change resulted in about 3,000 children being forcibly separated from their parents because the children couldn't be held in a federal jail alongside their parents. The separated migrant children were detained at government-run facilities, including a new "tent city" built to handle the influx of kids needing housing, while their parents were held in federal jail. Previously, families who were contesting deportation or applying for asylum remained in the United States out of detention until their cases were resolved.
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