DOJ rescinds zero tolerance immigration policy
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DOJ rescinds zero tolerance immigration policy

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday rescinded the Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy introduced by former president Donald Trump’s administration. This policy prohibited illegal entry into the US and enforced strict punishments for violators, often resulting in family separations.

While introducing this policy, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions had said, “To those who wish to challenge the Trump Administration’s commitment to public safety, national security, and the rule of law, I warn you: illegally entering this country will not be rewarded, but will instead be met with the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice.”

The memorandum rescinding the policy states that the policy fails to take into account individual circumstances that lead to illegal entry into the US, which goes against the principles of the DOJ.