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Thousands More Migrant Kids Separated from Parents

Thousands more immigrant children were separated from their parents than previously reported and whether they have been reunified is unknown, according to a report released Thursday by the inspector general for HHS.

The report found a spike in immigrant family separations beginning in the summer of 2017, a year prior to the "zero tolerance" policy that prosecuted immigrant parents who crossed the border illegally while holding their children separately in HHS custody. The families separated under zero tolerance were represented in a class action lawsuit, where a federal judge ordered that the government reunify them.

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