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A 3-year-old girl was asked to choose between her mom or dad as a border patrol agent tried to separate the family

A young girl named Sofi was asked by a Border Patrol agent if she wanted to go with her mom, or her dad, as they tried to separate the migrant family.

The world’s largest hotel chain is refusing to work with ICE. It may lead to more family separations, immigration officials warn.

Hotel chains, including Marriott, have said they won't hold migrants for ICE, which has been conducting raids in major cities this weekend.
Migrants are seen from the US Border Patrol McAllen Station in a makeshift encampment in McAllen, Texas, on May 15, 2019.

The children who have been detained in appalling conditions at the border could bear scars from the experience for life, experts say

Childhood development experts say the children who endured hardship or trauma in US Border Patrol facilities will have a long road to recovery.
A drawing by migrant children depicting their time spent in US Customs and Border Protection custody, released by American Academy of Pediatrics on July 3, 2019.

The Smithsonian is interested in collecting the heartbreaking drawings migrant children made of their time in border facilities

The Smithsonian said it has a "long commitment to telling the complex and complicated history of the United States."
US Border Patrol agents are seen during a tour of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) temporary holding facilities in El Paso.

Authorities uncovered a second Facebook group linked to the US Border Patrol which includes vulgar posts about migrants and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The discovery of the page, called "The Real CBP Nation," followed a ProPublica investigation that revealed the existence of a secret Facebook group that featured sexist and xenophobic posts about migrants who died crossing into the country or while in US custody.
Overcrowding of families observed by OIG on June 10, 2019, at Border Patrol’s McAllen, TX, Station

Disturbing photos show ‘dangerous overcrowding’ at migrant detention facilities in Texas

Photos in a new report from the Department of Homeland Security watchdog show harsh living conditions for migrants at detention facilities in Texas.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at an April press conference in Queens, New York.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Border Patrol officials of forcing migrant women to drink out of toilets while detained

On her visit to migrant detention centers, Ocasio-Cortez accused Customs and Border Protection of "systemic cruelty" in its treatment of detainees.
A perimeter fence secures the Border Patrol station where lawyers reported that detained migrant children were held unbathed and hungry on June 25, 2019 in Clint, Texas.

What a typical day is like for a child in government custody at a Texas Border Patrol station

Lawyers who visited the facility in recent weeks told INSIDER there's no question that the facilities are still inappropriate to house children.
Detained migrants wait to be transported by the U.S. Border Patrol at the border of the United States and Mexico on March 31, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

The government is moving migrant children back into the Texas Border Patrol station where lawyers say kids were deprived of food and forced to take ca...

The children also had no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, showers, or a change of clothes, lawyers who visited the facility said.
Central American asylum seekers are released from U.S. Border Patrol vans at the bus station by in San Bernardino, California, May 22, 2019.

The beloved kids magazine Highlights issued a scathing takedown of the Trump administration’s ‘unconscionable’ treatment of migrant ...

Reports have emerged of children locked up in overcrowded, unhygienic facilities, with no adults apart from Border Patrol agents to supervise them.