Report Says Thousands More Children were Separated at Border

Credit: Newsy Studio
Published on January 17, 2019 - Duration: 00:52s

Report Says Thousands More Children were Separated at Border

An Inspector General report found there was a spike in family separations at the border months before a "zero tolerance" policy was announced.

Advertisement

Report Says Thousands More Children were Separated at Border

It turns out the Trump administration separated more families at the border than initially disclosed.  A new report from the Inspector General's office for the Department of Health and Human Services details an investigation into the children who were separated from their parents or guardians at the border.  The Trump administration announced its  "zero tolerance" border policy  in April 2018.

But this new report says family separations suddenly increased in the summer of 2017, months before that policy announcement.  The previously-announced number of separated children was 2,737.

But according to the report, there are likely thousands of additional separated children that the government doesn't have a count of.

The report notes that HHS and its Office of Refugee Resettlement already made some changes to improve the way it tracks separated families.

But it says it's too soon to know whether those changes are enough. 

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

'Bring Me Islamic State so I can Burn Them Like I Burn My Burqa,' Says Yazidi Woman Who Escaped Baghuz 02:32
Credit: Storyful Studio - Published 1 week ago 

Islamic State Wife Defends Rape and Slavery of Yazidis, but Admits 'I Don't Know Much About Quran' 02:20
Credit: Storyful Studio - Published 1 week ago 

"They Taught Us to Blow You Up," Boys Kidnapped by Islamic State Say After Evacuation From Baghuz 01:11
Credit: Storyful Studio - Published 2 weeks ago 

Thousands of Women Who Lived Under Islamic State in Baghuz Arrive at Refugee Camp in Syria 01:53
Credit: Storyful Studio - Published 2 weeks ago 

You might like