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Before family separation became an official and controversial policy of the Trump administration, federal immigration agents separated “thousands” of migrant children from their parents.
The Department of Health and Human Services confirms the population at Tornillo, Texas, is down from nearly 3,000 adolescents last month to about 1,500. The camp is due to close at the end of January.
The Department of Health and Human Services plans to speed the release of several thousand migrant children from federally contracted shelters before Christmas, to relatives already living in the U.S.
Motivated by President Trump’s rhetoric, social scientists set out to answer whether undocumented immigrants are more likely to break the law.
The Food and Drug Administration wants to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to levels so low that millions of smokers will be able to quit and millions more people will never take up the habit.
Under the Trump presidency, there’s been a dramatic shift in arrests of undocumented immigrants from the Southwest border to the interior of the nation.
The Trump administration called for five new detention facilities to be built and operated by private prison corporations. Just one facility in Texas will cost taxpayers $44 million per year.