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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 07:41 AM

Revealed: Rod Rosenstein advised there was no age limits on child separations

Source: The Guardian

Revealed: Rod Rosenstein advised there was no age limits on child separations

Former deputy attorney general’s 2018 conference call with US prosecutors in border states shocked some participants, Guardian learns

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington
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Thu 23 Jul 2020 11.00 BST
Last modified on Thu 23 Jul 2020 13.35 BST

Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general, advised US attorneys implementing the 2018 zero tolerance policy that there could be no blanket ban on prosecuting migrant parents who had children under the age of five, the Guardian has learned.

The comments on a conference call in May 2018 privately shocked some border state prosecutors because, in effect, it meant that no child was too young to be separated from its parents under the policy, which called for all migrants entering the US illegally to be criminally prosecuted.

The family separations that followed are seen today by experts as one of the gravest domestic human rights violations to have occurred under the Trump administration.

The policy was in place for six weeks and resulted in the separation of 2,814 children from their parents and guardians, about 105 of whom were under the age of five and 1,033 under the age of 10.

Rosenstein issued his guidance to US attorneys from border states about two weeks after the then attorney general, Jeff Sessions, issued an order that there would be an “escalated effort” to prosecute all illegal entries into the US along the southern border, according to sources familiar with the matter who spoke to the Guardian under the condition of anonymity.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/23/child-separation-migrants-prosecutors-rod-rosenstein

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:07 AM

1. Kick and recommend for visibility

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:33 AM

2. A racist and fascist at heart.

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:02 AM

3. "Human scum"

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:25 AM

4. Wow,the real truth once agian

seeped to the surface. And it has taken a Foreign News Organization to break the story.

Long had distrust in Rosenstein's answers dealing with the Kiddies in Cages interviews. His voice inflections seemed to say he was fudging the truth.

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