The government says its new policy reduced border crossings 64 percent. They actually increased 64 percent.
The separation of families who cross into the US from Mexico illegally is now official US government policy.
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Thomas Homan announced that the Trump administration would adopt a zero-tolerance policy toward anyone caught crossing into the US by Border Patrol. All border crossers would be referred to the Department of Justice, and everyone referred would be prosecuted for the misdemeanor of illegal entry. Read More.