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Border: Tolerance Policy and Trump

border: He insisted the White House's zero tolerance policy toward illegal entry remained intact, according to Toronto Star. Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said he stopped sending cases of parents charged with illegally entering the country to prosecutors after Trump ordered an end to the separations last week. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's order last week to stop splitting immigrant families at the border required a temporary halt to prosecuting parents and guardians, unless they had criminal history or the child's welfare was in question. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / AFP/GETTY IMAGES McAleenan's comments came shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the administration's tactics in a speech in Nevada and asserted that many children were brought to the border by violent gang members. Families are growing increasingly frustrated in trying to reunite with their children after weeks apart. Together, their remarks added to the nationwide confusion as mothers and fathers struggled to reunite families that were split up by the government and sometimes sent to different parts of the country. ( As reported in the news.