Ira Mehlman

Ira Mehlman is media director at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

How We Got to the Point of Separating Families Entering the U.S. Illegally


The firestorm that erupted as a result of the Trump administration’s efforts to curb a surge of illegal immigration was decades in the making. The fuse that ultimately led to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that, among other steps, children and adults illegally entering the United States would be detained separately, had been lit 25 […]

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