President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border means everyone who crosses illegally and is caught will be prosecuted. That’s expected to swell lock-ups and courtrooms. The policy is new for the border in California, but it’s been happening for years in New Mexico. One judge there has handed down 15,000 sentences since 2003. He admits that he presides over a system that destroys families.
Emotional toll of sentencing undocumented immigrants
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New Mexico judge on sentencing immigrants: 'Your heart gets broken 10 times a day'
President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border means everyone who crosses illegally and is caught will be prosecuted. That’s expected to swell lock-ups and...
Producers:Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or
Image of Border Field State Park / Imperial Beach, San Diego, California by Tony Webster.