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Zero-Tolerance Policy and News Conference

son: Diogo frequently looked up at his mom and smiled, according to The Chronicle Herald. Asked if she had a message for President Donald Trump about her ordeal and his zero-tolerance policy that separated hundreds of children from their parents, the mother responded through a translator, Don't do this to the children. Facing reporters together just hours after the reunion, Lidia Karine Souza and her son, Diogo, wrapped their arms around each other. Under Trump's policy, the government has begun prosecuting all migrants caught entering the country without authorization. Jesse Bless, an attorney for Souza and her son who stood with them at their news conference, described the ruling by U.S. District Judge Manish Shah as unique, adding he hoped it would open the door for others to do the same and help hasten a resolution to the crisis. Trump has halted his policy of taking children from their detained parents under public pressure but around 2,000 of them are still being held, with many families saying they've not known how to locate them. ( As reported in the news.