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April 4, 2019

A year later, Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ border policy frays
By Elliot Spagat and Nomaan Merchant

Customs and Border Protection referred 8,998 cases for criminal prosecution along the Mexican border in February, down 12% from 10,252 in January and 23% from 11,652 in October, according to Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse. Prosecution referrals plunged 35% in the Southern District of California from October to February and 34% in the Southern District of Texas, the busiest corridor for illegal crossings, which includes McAllen.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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