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Immigration Officials: Child and Zero-Tolerance Policy

immigration officials: Those caveats were in place before the zero-tolerance policy that prompted the earlier separations at the border, according to CTV. The government decides whether a child fits into the areas of concern, worrying advocates of the families and immigrant rights groups that are afraid parents are being falsely labeled as criminals. Despite the order and a federal judge's later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a child from a parent in certain cases -- serious criminal charges against a parent, concerns over the health and welfare of a child or medical concerns. From June 21, the day after President Donald Trump's order, through Tuesday, 76 adults were separated from the children, according to the data. Nine were hospitalized, 10 had gang affiliations and four had extraditable warrants, according to the immigration data. Of those, 51 were criminally prosecuted -- 31 with criminal histories and 20 for other, unspecified reasons, according to the government data. ( As reported in the news.