Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year

ACLU calls revelation ‘horrific’ and blames administration’s poor execution of family separation policy

The Department of Justice (DoJ) told a federal judge Tuesday that it may have mistakenly separated a father and toddler who could both be US citizens for as long as a year, in the process of enforcing the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy.

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