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Federal Immigration Agents Separated More Migrant Children Than Previously Thought

Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents.

For nearly a year before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration in the spring of 2018, federal immigration agents separated "thousands" of migrant children from their parents. That's according to a government watchdog report released Thursday.

"OIG found more children over a longer period of time were separated by immigration authorities and referred to HHS for care than is

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