The Trump Administration's Family Separation Border Policy Explained The Trump administration spent the weekend and Monday defending its "zero tolerance" border policy, which has separated children and parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. The NPR Politics team breaks down what that policy is and how it is being implemented. This episode: political reporter Asma Khalid, Congressional correspondent Scott Detrow, national political correspondent Mara Liasson, and KQED's John Sepulvado. Email the show at email@example.com. Find and support your local public radio station at npr.org/stations.