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August 14, 2018

By David Janovsky

As “Zero Tolerance” Cases Skyrocket, Other Prosecutions Slow



A lawyer buttons a briefcase; behind him, a US Customs and Border Patrol car idles in front of the barbed wire border wall. New data suggests that the Justice Department’s focus on misdemeanor prosecutions under “zero tolerance” has led to a dramatic decrease in prosecutions of serious crimes like drug trafficking and human smuggling.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

June 22, 2018

By Katherine Hawkins

Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Prosecutions on the Border



CBP detention 2 Zero-tolerance prosecutions on the southwest border are undermining key constitutional protections.

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Topics: Government Accountability, Justice System

June 8, 2018

By Bonnie Goldstein

Paper Cuts: Orphaned Parents



A mother and child are separated Court documents shed light on the impact of separating children and parents at the border.

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Topics: Government Accountability

April 12, 2017

By Mia Steinle

What’s the Best Way to Secure the Border?



To the right lies Tijuana, Baja California, and on the left is San Diego, California. The building in the foreground on the San Diego side is a sewage treatment plant built to clean the Tijuana River. The Senate and Department of Homeland Security agree the U.S. needs to secure its southern border. But a big question remains: how?

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Topics: National Security

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