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DHS never had technology needed to track separated migrant kids

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DHS never had technology needed to track separated migrant kids
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) never had proper systems in place to keep track of separated migrant children under the “zero tolerance” policy, according to a new report from the agency’s inspector general (IG).

Why it matters: Immigration officials knew about the tracking issues ahead of time, but the policy was rolled out anyway. It took months for families to be reunited, causing thousands of kids to be traumatized. The IG could not confirm how many were impacted or whether all have been reunited. […]

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