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US ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy still violating fundamental human rights laws

After public outcry and political pressure, President Donald Trump ended the practice of separating children from their families at the border in an executive order signed on June 20.

  • Jeffrey Davis
  • The Conversation

However, he left in place requirements to prosecute or at least detain immigrants who may have entered the country unlawfully – including children and asylum-seekers.

Detainees 5e LLLLOn June 25, border control officials announced that families crossing the border would not be detained until sufficient detention space was made available.

Individuals traveling alone will continue to be prosecuted.

Meanwhile, the White…

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