Original Date AnnouncedFebruary 8, 2018
ICE and CBP are reportedly separating family members to discourage future migration. Members of Congress sent a letter to the DHS Secretary expressing their concern about reports that ICE and CBP are separating family members in detention facilities. [ID #302]Members of Congress sent a letter to DHS Secretary expressing their concern about reports that ICE and CBP are separating family members in detention facilities
Subsequent Trump-Era and Court Action(s)
June 15, 2018
Frequently Asked Questions: Zero Tolerance Immigration Prosecutions
The Attorney General directed United States Attorneys on the southwest border to prosecute all amenable adults who illegally enter the country, including those accompanied by their children, for 8 U.S.C. § 1325(a) illegal entry. Children whose parents are referred for prosecution will be placed with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The following are Frequently Asked Questions regarding Zero Tolerance Immigration Prosecutions.View Document
Biden Administration Action: Revoked/ReplacedMay 28, 2021
2021.05.28 Reported from The Hill: "DHS formally bans family separations for illicit border crossings"
Reported: This Biden administration policy bans the Trump-era policy identified in this entry.
On Friday, May 28, 2021, CBP reportedly issued a memo banning family separations based on border prosecutions.View Document