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Will Separating Families At Border Be A Deterrent For People Crossing Illegally?

Jeff Sessions
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaking at a law enforcement conference in Scottsdale on May 7, 2018.

At the San Diego and Tijuana border on Monday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined a “zero-tolerance” policy toward people who enter the United States illegally.

A protester shouted through a megaphone in the background as Sessions suggests the separation of children from their parents after crossing illegally, a statement that took many immigration advocates by surprise.

Bill Holston is the executive director of the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, a nonprofit that offers free legal services to asylum seekers, including unaccompanied minors.

Holston joined The Show to talk through the change.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.