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The Daily Mail
August 3, 2018

The Trump administration is '100 percent' responsible for locating immigrant parents who have been deported without their children, judge says
By Valerie Bauman

Friday's court decision comes as new data reveals that the Trump administration chose to prosecute parents over childless adults who were entering the country under its 'zero-tolerance' policy, according to an analysis of government data by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. In April and May more than 24,000 adults without children were captured at the border each month, compared with about 4,500 adults with children per month during the same period. Despite that, only 8,298 people were prosecuted in April, and 9,216 were prosecuted in May much less than the total number of lone adults who crossed the border. Only 32 percent of all adults caught during an illegal crossing actually were charged with a crime and adults without children were apprehended in far greater numbers than adults with children. That means the government had discretion in who it chose to prosecute.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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