zero tolerance policy

DHS watchdog to investigate family separations

The Department of Homeland Security's watchdog will investigate its practices regarding families that were separated on the border, the inspector general confirmed to members of Congress Thursday.

Migrant father tells separated families, 'Don't give up'

Eris Hidalgo Ramirez couldn't sleep for three nights after his son was taken from him. The 26-year-old Honduras native had never been apart from his 5-year-old before the end of May, when the two illegally crossed the border in Texas to seek asylum. They were separated soon after immigration authorities took them into custody.

Despite separations, very few young children handed to DHHS

Though the potential separation of very young children from their parents as a result of the administration's "zero-tolerance" border policy has drawn concern across the country, new data released by the government show very few such children have been impacted.

Trump zero tolerance immigration policy

Pictures from immigrant detention facilities, protests over the policy and messaging from administration officials on President Trump's decision to separate immigrant children from parents.

Acting ICE director on 'zero tolerance' policy: 'It's the law'

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Thomas Homan wouldn't say President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy for illegal border crossings, which has led to children being separated from their parents, is humane Tuesday, saying only, "I think it's the law."