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Watchdog: DOJ bungled ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department leaders under President Donald Trump knew their 2018 “zero tolerance” border policy would result in family separations but pressed on with prosecutions. That was the conclusion of a government watchdog report released Thursday. The report from the inspector general for the Justice Department found that leadership failed to prepare to implement the policy or manage the fallout. The result was more than 3,000 family separations during “zero tolerance,” which has caused lasting emotional damage to children who were taken from their parents at the border. The policy was widely condemned by world leaders, religious groups and lawmakers in the U.S. as cruel. 

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