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Via Aaron Blake of the Washington Post:
“We’re suspending prosecutions of adults who are members of family units until ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can accelerate resource capability to allow us to maintain custody,” the official said.
The Washington Post never reached out to the Department. Their story is not accurate. There has been no change to the Department’s zero tolerance policy to prosecute adults who cross our border illegally instead of claiming asylum at any port of entry at the border.— Sarah Isgur Flores (@SarahFloresDOJ) June 21, 2018
Two different stories from two different agencies on child separation. DOJ says it is not halting zero tolerance charging of parents; CBP tells Wash Post govt is no longer charging parents. pic.twitter.com/4mr8LcDeYt— Del Quentin Wilber (@DelWilber) June 21, 2018