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        How Separating Children from Parents Became U.S. Government Policy | PBS NewsHour

        Read this NewsHour story to learn more about the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

        On June 18, 2018, theTrump Administration responded to protests and criticism over its “zero tolerance” policy on immigration that has resulted in separation of children from parents at the southern U.S. border. Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their mothers or fathers since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy, which directs Homeland Security personnel to charge adults with illegal entry and place them in jail, away from their children. Children are required to be turned over from shelters within three days to be housed by another government agency, the Department of Health and Human Services.

        See support materials below for additional background information and classroom discussion questions.

        June 18, 2018 video and resource materials from PBS NewsHour.

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