AP Exclusive: DOJ rescinds 'zero tolerance' immigration rule
January 27, 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a "zero tolerance" enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations.
Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued the new memo to federal prosecutors across the nation, saying the department would return to its longstanding previous policy and instructing prosecutors to act on the merits of individual cases.
"Consistent with this longstanding principle of making individualized assessments in criminal cases, I am resc...