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Yolanda Ramiirez, who is transgender, applied for asylum in January 2018, and is still waiting to hear back.

‘They told me that I was going to die’: The US says El Salvador is safe for migrants, but transgender women living there fear for their li...

A transgender woman living in El Salvador says MS-13 killed her friends and went after her next. She's been waiting for the US to grant her asylum.
Constantin Mutu is believed to be the youngest child separated from his parents by the Trump administration, The New York Times reported.

A 4-month-old baby was separated from his parents at the border last year and still can’t walk or speak. Experts say he could grow up with traum...

Constantin Mutu was 4 months old when he was separated from his father, and 9 months old when he was finally reunited.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke gave an impassioned speech in front of a detention center for migrant children in Homestead, Florida on June 27, 2019.

Beto O’Rourke said voters must ‘reclaim’ America from Trump in a fiery speech at Florida facility where migrant children are being d...

"Donald Trump has done this but it is up to us to change who's in the White House going forward," O'Rourke said in a speech at a detention facility.
President Donald Trump at the West Wing of the White House on May 16, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump’s new immigration bill is ‘dead on arrival’ — but its real value could be shoring up his immigration strategy for 2...

Trump administration officials reportedly hope the immigration proposal would make clear to 2020 voters what the Republican party is "for."
Migrants arrive at an Annunciation House facility to be cared for after being released by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on January 14, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

The number of migrants apprehended at the US-Mexico border just keeps going up

The number of people apprehended crossing the US-Mexico border in April topped 100,000 for the second month in a row, the highest point since 2007.
U.S. Border Patrol agents are seen during a tour of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporary holding facilities in El Paso, Texas, U.S., May 2, 2019.

Border Patrol just set up 2 new ‘tent cities’ for migrants. Here’s a look inside.

The US government has set up two new "tent city" encampments to house migrants while they're processed by Border Patrol.
Stephen Miller.

Stephen Miller, the Trump aide behind the harshest immigration policies, is a descendant of asylum-seekers

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has long been one of the driving forces behind President Donald Trump's harshest immigration policies.

Trump mocks asylum-seekers at the border, says they ‘look like they should be fighting for the UFC’

His remarks came amid a surge of asylum-seekers that has overwhelmed border agents and fueled Trump's cries of an "emergency" at the southern border.
People wait in line to enter the United States at the Paso del Norte Port of Entry on March 31, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

Closing the border would put the US economy at a ‘standstill’ and actually worsen illegal border crossings. Here’s how it would affe...

Experts say it's not just a matter of trade — closing the border would set off an avalanche of other logistical, legal, and economic problems.
A group of Central American migrants climb the border fence between Mexico and the United States, near El Chaparral border crossing, in Tijuana, Baja California State, Mexico, on November 25, 2018.

4 reasons the number of families crossing the US-Mexico border illegally is soaring, and how Trump may have made the problem worse

Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and the asylum system, the most families on record are crossing.