Nearly 1,800 families separated at U.S.-Mexico border in 17 months through February

FILE PHOTO: Undocumented immigrants just released from detention through "catch and release" immigration policy stand at a bus station before being taken to the Catholic Charities relief center in McAllen, Texas, U.S. Picture: REUTERS/Loren Elliott

WASHINGTON – Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the US-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies. The numbers are the first comprehensive disclosure by the administration of how many families have been affected by the policies. […]

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