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Families Divided

ACLU sues Trump administration over decision to exclude most asylum-seekers fleeing domestic abuse, gang violence

“It’s clear the administration’s goal is to deny and deport as many people as possible, as quickly as possible," said Jennifer Chang Newell, an attorney with the ACLU's Immigrants’ Rights Project.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks about carrying out President Donald Trump's immigration priorities at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Texas in Austin on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. 

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to

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