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Tucson federal judge wants prosecutors to tell migrants where their children are located

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Immigrant children in custoby in the Rio Grande Valley / John Moore/Getty Images

After weeks of illegal border crossers pleading to know where their children are, a federal judge in Tucson told a prosecutor to help find them.

Magistrate Judge Bruce G. MacDonald’s request on Monday came as magistrate judges in Tucson take an increasingly stern view of separating families after the Department of Justice announced a zero-tolerance policy for illegal border crossers.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is working with federal law-enforcement agencies and the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement, which places children with family or in foster care, Cosme Lopez, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said Wednesday.

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