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The government did realize past year that it lost track of 1,475 migrant children it had placed with sponsors in the United States, according to testimony before a Senate subcommittee last month. Is the federal government equipped to handle the new "zero tolerance" policy?

The separation of children from their parents at the southern US border has drawn broad public outrage - but less talked about is a little-known lawsuit that has played a major role in making the Trump administration policy reality.

THE FACTS: The almost 1,500 children in question arrived at the border without their parents and were not forced from them by USA authorities. In many cases, children are placed with family members, and that can include relatives who are in the country illegally themselves. The photo captions reference children who crossed the border as unaccompanied minors.

Ajamu Baraka, national organizer of the Black Alliance for Peace, told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear that neoliberal activists are ignoring Washington's long history of violating human rights and instead falling into mere "anti-Trumpism". In the vast majority of cases, those kids had parents in the United States.

But it was that Obama-era policy that encouraged parents to bring their children along for illegal border crossings in the first place, said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a Washington D.C. -based anti-immigration think tank.

The government doesn't know where the children are?

Late Monday, Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan issued a statement saying the claims about lost children were "completely false".

This is an agent - a federal agency which placed kids, in most cases, with their own families.

With these answers in mind, what is our responsibility to undocumented children? But even its supporters, such as chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows, R-N.C., have said they don't believe it has the votes to pass.

A White House spokesman did not respond to an email and phone call seeking comment.

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That number is expected to jump once Trump's new "zero tolerance" policy is enacted, which would enforce criminal charges against people crossing the border illegally with few or no previous offences.

"If you cross this border unlawfully, then we will prosecute you". The Intercept found 1,224 complains of sexual and physical abuse in immigration detention, mostly ICE facilities, between 2010 and September 2017, though it said the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general indicated that it had received 33,000 abuse companies in that period.

Across the USA, the move to separate children at the border has been condemned by activists and some segments of the media. "If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law", Sessions said.

You could say, in the language of open border supporters, they could not be located because they were "hiding in the shadows" from authorities.

The Trump administration has criticized these policies of leading to "catch and release" method of border security, with Trump calling for a more hardline approach that adheres more closely to current laws.

Rocketto, the campaigner, says that sobbing children, including toddlers, have been "ripped away" as their parents are being handcuffed.

Because of the "zero tolerance" policy, there are more separations happening.

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller said the administration would prefer to detain parents and children together, but the lack of detention space, along with the specifications of the Flores agreement, are preventing that.

Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column mischaracterized the legal status of 1,475 undocumented migrant children who crossed the U.S. -Mexico border without their parents.

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