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Trump administration’s family separation policy poorly planned and executed: federal report | News Sponsored by TrumpShop.net

by TrumpShop.Net on Oct 02, 2018

An undated handout photo made available on June 18, 2018, by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection showing people inside a Border Patrol processing center, in McAllen, Texas. (Photo: EPA-EFE) The Department of Homeland Security did not properly plan for, or implement, President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy that led to more than 2,500 family separations along the border this summer, according to a report released Tuesday. The department detained hundreds of minors longer than legally allowed, gave inconsistent and incomplete information to their parents, and could not provide basic data on the separated families, according to the report by the DHS Office of Inspector General. Since Congress has not ordered any kind of investigation into the controversial practice that plagued the Trump administration throughout the summer, the Inspector General report marks the first government attempt to understand what went wrong with the ill-fated, now-reversed family separation policy. “DHS was not fully prepared to implement the Zero Tolerance Policy, or to deal with certain effects of the policy following implementation,” write the report’s authors. The Inspector General review was first reported by The Washington Post. Homeland Security spokeswoman Katie Waldman said the report illustrates the “difficulties in enforcing immigration laws that are broken and poorly written.” But she said the administration will continue referring all illegal border crossers for prosecution — the central component of the “zero tolerance” policy — and that the department remains committed to ensuring that “there are consequences for illegal acti

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