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A New Report on Family Separations Shows the Depths of Trump's Negligence

Last week, on the afternoon before Thanksgiving, the D.H.S. Inspector General quietly issued another report with still more revelations. In early May, 2018, just as the zero-tolerance policy was taking effect, D.H.S. shared an estimate with the White House that more than twenty-six thousand migrant children would be separated from their families over the course of that summer.

“This report just shows that they did not even plan to reunify,” Michelle Brané, of the Women’s Refugee Commission, told me. “They do not see this population as human.”