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The Trump Administration Claims to Have a Database of Separated Children, but They Can’t Prove It Exists

This is far from a conspiracy theory. The Trump administration lies about large and small issues on a regular basis, and even Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS secretary and allegedly one of the few members of the cabinet with principles, has tried to mislead the public and the press about family separation. But Leah Chavla, a policy adviser for Women's Refugee Commission, told BuzzFeed that even if the database exists, it's not enough: “We're not aware of any database. What we are seeing, what's clear to us, is that CBP [Customs and Border Protection], ORR [Office of Refugee Resettlement], and ICE are not really sharing information in any real, meaningful, comprehensive way for the purposes of reunification.”