The Associated Press, citing a senior official in the Trump administration, reported earlier that about 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from families have been reunited since May.
How many of the approximately 500 children were still detained with their families wasn’t clear, and federal agencies were seeking a centralized process to reunite the remaining families, according to the AP…
John Cohen, a former acting undersecretary at DHS and current ABC News consultant, said on Thursday that “zero-tolerance policies can quickly overwhelm the resources of the criminal justice system.”
Jails will overfill and officers will be removed from regular patrols to process detainees, and courts will “become inundated” with people who’ve committed minor crimes, Cohen added. Resources will be diverted from tackling more serious issues in communities.