New DHS policy to discourage illegal immigration: Separate families at border

The Department of Homeland Security has implemented a new policy of separating families at U.S. borders as a means of discouraging illegal immigration. The policy has already spurred at least one lawsuit. The American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit against DHS on behalf of a Congolese mother and daughter who were separated by immigration authorities [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.