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Thousands More Migrant Children Were Separated from Their Families Than Previously Reported

Migrant rights groups had already been warning that there were likely many more families separated by the Trump administration the greater public had been aware of by the summer of 2018. In March of last year, the ACLU and immigrant, asylum, and refugee rights groups came out with allegations that the administration was separating families at the southern border. A refugee rights group, the Women’s Refugee Commission, identified 429 cases of what it had deemed family separations at the border by March 2018, according to reporting from The Guardian at the time.