DHS thought separations would deter immigrants. They haven't.

The Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy that has resulted in thousands of family separations at the border hasn’t deterred immigrants from trying to enter the country illegally, despite the administration’s predictions that it would, internal Department of Homeland Security documents obtained by CNN show.

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Analysis: Bannon says Trump has never lied

It is an established fact — fact: “a piece of information presented as having objective reality” — that President Donald Trump says lots and lots of things that aren’t true. (More than 3,000 in his first 500 days in office, according to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker.)

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Analysis: White House should have seen this crisis coming

The forced separation of children from their parents upon trying to enter the US illegally has become, over the course of the past 96 hours, a massive national issue. A handful of congressional Democrats — including Sens. Jeff Merkley (Oregon) and Chris Van Hollen (Maryland) — visited a detention center in McAllen, Texas, on Sunday, drawing even more attention to the issue. And President Donald Trump launched a tweetstorm Monday morning regarding forced separation; “It is the Democrats fault for being weak and ineffective with Boarder Security and Crime,” he tweeted. “Tell them to start thinking about the people devastated by Crime coming from illegal immigration. Change the laws!”

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