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The Department of Homeland Security is still separating children from their parents

Beginning in the fall of 2017, the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights began receiving referrals for unusually high numbers of children separated at the border. Guided by the principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Young Center has developed the only program in the nation that provides independent Child Advocates, whose job it is to advocate for the child’s best interests. It wasn’t until May 2018 that then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the "zero tolerance" policy: anyone crossing the border without permission would be prosecuted in criminal court proceedings before beginning immigration proceedings, and their children would be taken away. This was do