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DOJ, Largely Shut Down, Nonetheless Issued Statements On Southern Border Cases

The department's public affairs apparatus is mostly idle for lack of funding, but that hasn't stopped it from making announcements in support of the administration's messaging about immigrants.

Updated at 1:25 p.m. ET

The ongoing government shutdown didn't stop the Justice Department's public affairs office from issuing statements this week about cases involving America's Southern border.

Officials in Washington, D.C., instructed field office workers on Dec. 21 that the public affairs unit would "only issue press releases to the

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