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Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. The families were then sent to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing center for possible separation. U.S. border authorities are executing the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy towards undocumented immigrants. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants' country of origin would no longer qualify them for political asylum status.

14,000 immigrant children spent Thanksgiving in US government detention shelters

A record-setting 14,030 immigrant children live in US detention camps and shelters across the country as of November 15.

The Trump administration is reportedly considering a new family separation policy for immigrants

Instead of forcibly splitting up immigrant families at the border, as authorities did under the "zero tolerance" immigration policy, the parents may reportedly face a "binary choice" to be held as a family in detention or have their children released without them.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump (C) climbs back into her motorcade after traveling to Texas to visit facilities that house and care for children taken from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border June 21, 2018 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.

A Melania source explains the meaning behind the controversial ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’ jacket she wore on a trip to visit immig...

The infamous jacket that first lady Melania Trump wore while she flew to Texas during the administration's family separation crisis had an entirely different meaning than most people believed, a source close to Trump told The New York Times.

Stephen Miller’s uncle calls him an ‘immigration hypocrite’ in a scathing op-ed

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller was called out for his harsh immigration policies that contradict his family's immigrant roots in an op-ed for Politico by his uncle, who called him an "immigration hypocrite."
A Honduran woman embraces her 2-year-old daughter as they wait on the Mexican side of the Brownsville & Matamoros International Bridge after being denied entry into the U.S., on June 28, 2018 near Brownsville, Texas.

Immigrant families were told they have to pay for DNA tests the US government is demanding they take before they can be reunited with their children

Four women in a shelter in Texas were asked to pay for a DNA test performed by an independent contractor, despite the government saying it covers the costs of those tests. Parents are also being asked to pay for flights carrying their children from shelters they've been sent to around the country.
A Mexican woman and her child are held up by the border patrol as they try to enter into Brownsville on June 21, 2018 in Brownsville, Texas.

Trump admin to reunite 54 young children with their parents by Tuesday — half of what a judge ordered

The Trump administration will reunite 54 children under the age of 5 by a court-imposed Tuesday deadline. This is around half the number of young children who the government was ordered to reunite with their families by July 10.

The Trump administration has no idea how to reunite dozens of immigrant children under the age of 5 with their parents

The Trump administration on Friday asked a federal judge to grant more time to reunite some of the nearly 3,000 immigrant children who were separated from their parents. There are 101 children in government custody under the age of five, and the government knows the whereabouts of just 46 parents.
U.S. Border Patrol agents take a group of Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

Trump keeps saying there’s an ‘illegal immigration crisis’ at the border — but that’s not what the numbers show

Despite President Donald Trump's talk of an "illegal immigration crisis" along the United States' southern border, the amount of border-crossing arrests remain at some of the lowest levels in decades.
Dozens of women and their children, many fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, arrive at a bus station following release from Customs and Border Protection on June 22, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

Immigrant families are being forced to pay massive airfares to reunite with children separated by the Trump administration

Family members of children who were separated from their parents are being forced to pay the child's airfare as well as that of an accompanying government staff member.
José, left, and his young son, right, have been staying at the Catholic Charities respite center in McAllen, Texas, after crossing the US-Mexico border several days ago.

‘I’m just thankful to be here in America’: An asylum-seeker speaks out about narrowly escaping getting separated from his son

An asylum-seeker named José spoke with Business Insider about how he recently crossed the US-Mexico border with his young son. They avoided the controversial family-separation policy by days — President Donald Trump signed an executive order last Wednesday halting the practice.