WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Obama didn’t have family separation policy
WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump is falsely asserting that the federal policy that split migrant families at the border was practiced by his predecessor, Barack Obama, as well.
The Obama and Trump administrations operated under the same immigration laws but the “zero tolerance” policy that drove children from their parents was Trump’s.
TRUMP: “Obama had a separation policy; we all had the same policy.
I tried to do it differently, but Obama had a separation policy.