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- Immigrant families have apparently not been deterred from illegally crossing the border, even after the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy.
- The Department of Homeland Security said this is because courts have prevented the government from detaining and prosecuting immigrant parents.
- But the administration celebrated an overall drop in border arrest numbers .
- Border Patrol arrested about 31,000 immigrants in July, down from roughly 34,000 in June and 40,000 in May.
The number of immigrant families arrested while crossing the US-Mexico border remained steady in July, casting doubt on whether the Trump administration’s family separations effectively deterred others from crossing.
- The Trump administration wants to target legal immigrants who use programs like Obamacare — and potentially block them from becoming citizens
- The remains of a boy have been found on a New Mexico compound that was raided last week in the search for a missing Georgia toddler
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