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On Father's Day, Democratic lawmakers made a surprise visit to detained dads who ICE separated from their children

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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On Sunday, several Democratic lawmakers made a surprise visit to a detention center in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where migrant fathers are being held, to protest the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy to separate parents from children at the border.
The politicians said they waited more than an hour to gain access to the facility, after Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials attempted to stop them.
The representatives spoke with detainees, five of whom were expected to be migrant fathers separated from their children, and live-tweeted the visit.
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A far-right darling in the White House was the one who convinced Trump the US should separate parents from their children at the border

A far-right darling in the White House was the one who convinced Trump the US should separate parents from their children at the border

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

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The New York Times reported President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy that separates families at the US-Mexico border was the work of White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller.
Miller pushed the policy to fruition after March's increase in illegal immigration, which Trump touted as a top priority in his 2016 campaign.
The policy has drawn criticism from lawmakers in and outside of the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy that separates families at the US-Mexico border was the work of White House senior policy...
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