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Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's top health official could barely conceal his discomfort.

As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border. Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his agency had a role in designing the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that caused these separations.

The answer was no.

"We deal with the children once they're given to us," responded Azar. "So we don't — we are not the experts on immigration."

Separating families while sidelining the...



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