Separation Powers

“So who is to blame, and will there be any accountability? The family-separation policy raised questions about Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is responsible for the treatment of parents in detention, and the Department of Health and Human Services, which is tasked with caring for the separated children. But, a former government official told me, the prime movers behind zero tolerance were members of a ‘cabal of anti-immigration guys’ at the White House, the D.H.S., and the Department of Justice.” The New Yorker’s Jonathan Blitzer has been on this story since the beginning. And he’s justifiably sticking with it. Will Anyone Ever Be Held Accountable for the Zero-Tolerance Policy?

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