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Science shows just how traumatizing it is to separate kids from parents at the US-Mexico border

Annabelle Timsit
Science shows just how traumatizing it is to separate kids from parents at the US-Mexico border

This spring, the White House implemented a new “zero-tolerance policy” intended to crack down undocumented immigrants attempting to enter the US along the country’s southwest border. Among the central targets of this policy are the children of immigrants, some as young as 18 months old. US attorney general Jeff Sessions announced on May 7 that…