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Border Patrol agents say Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ border policy isn’t immediately working, and officials are bracing for an &#...

The Trump administration's recent efforts to crack down on the US-Mexico border by deploying National Guard troops and separating migrant parents from their children has reportedly failed so far to deter illegal border crossings.
John Kelly, the White House chief of staff.

John Kelly: It’s not ‘cruel’ to separate families at the border — children will be ‘put into foster care or whateverR...

The White House chief of staff, John Kelly, defended the Trump administration's practice of separating parents from their children at the border, telling NPR that "the children will be taken care of — put into foster care or whatever."

Sessions threatens to split children from their parents if they cross the border illegally: ‘If you don’t like that, then don’t smug...

The Trump administration said it will criminally prosecute 100% of illegal border-crossing cases, separating potentially thousands of migrant children from their parents if they are convicted and jailed. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, "If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children."
Annual southern border arrests between 2000 and 2017.

Border-crossing arrests are at historic lows — but Trump is still bemoaning a ‘drastic surge’ in illegal immigration

Arrests for illegal US border crossing have been falling for years, and now hover near the bottom of a 40-year low, Customs and Border Protection data show.