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Trump Cabinet officials voted in 2018 White House meeting to separate migrant children

  1. Original Date Announced

    August 20, 2020

    NBC News reports that President Trump's senior adviser Stephen Miller led the meeting, which included eleven of the President's senior advisers and cabinet officials. They voted by show-of-hands to separate immigrant families as part of the administration's "zero tolerance" policy. A sea of hands went up. Nielsen kept hers down. It was clear she had been outvoted. [ID #1057]

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Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Reported
Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Agencies Affected: DHS DOJ

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