Trump administration separates 2,000 families in 6 weeks

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Trump administration has separated more than 2,000 children from their families at the border during the six-week period between mid-April and the end of May, Eyewitness News has learned.

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This number, which continues to grow, is the result of the Trump administration's border policy aimed at discouraging immigrants from illegally entering the United States.

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Several church groups and children's advocates have criticized the policy as inhumane.
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