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US likely split up thousands more families than previously disclosed, report says

The Trump administration probably separated thousands more children from their families at the border than the roughly 2,700 the government has previously acknowledged, a federal watchdog said Thursday.

The report by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Inspector General drew the anger of a number of Democrats in Congress, several of whom pledged further investigation into the separations. Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, called once again on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to resign after the report was released.

"It's inconceivable that our government chose to secretly separate thousands of

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