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Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a news conference near the US-Mexico border, outside Laredo, Texas.

The Trump administration wants the Pentagon to hold thousands of immigrant children on military bases

The Defense Department told lawmakers that the Department of Health and Human Services had inquired about housing unaccompanied minors at military facilities and that the Pentagon was reviewing the request.
People wait in line to buy bus tickets at station in Caracas, Venezuela, May 21, 2018.

Millions of Venezuelans have fled their homes, and it’s affecting the entire region — here’s where they’re going

Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans have sought refuge in neighboring countries in recent months, and the communities receiving them have struggled to deal with the influx.

‘Where are the girls?’: Reporters press the Trump administration to release information and images of detained migrant girls and toddlers

Images of detained migrant children released by the government in recent days have not pictured girls or toddlers, prompted many on social media to ask: "Where are the girls?"

Trump’s aides are reportedly showing him photos of detained children smiling and playing video games

As images and audio of distressed migrant children detained on the border saturate the news media, President Donald Trump is reportedly being shown more positive images of the children separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance" immigration policy implemented by his administration.

Ivanka Trump is staying silent on one of her biggest issues

Prominent voices in the media are putting renewed pressure on Ivanka Trump, the president's top adviser and eldest daughter, to speak out against the administration's policy of separating children from their parents after being detained at the border.
Stephen Miller.

Stephen Miller, the Trump aide behind the harshest immigration policies, is a descendent 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, including the administration's "zero tolerance" policy that separates immigrant children from their families at the US-Mexico border.
Migrants try to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship in the central Mediterranean in international waters some 15 nautical miles off the coast of Zawiya in Libya, April 14, 2017.

At least 44 migrants drowned off the coasts of Tunisia and Turkey

At least 1,178 migrants have died worldwide in 2018 through May 28.
A girl stands at a barbed wire fence as she waits to try to cross into Colombia from Urena, Venezuela, December 18, 2016.

‘Different shades of utter resignation’: Venezuelans fleeing hardship at home are finding more struggles abroad

The exodus of Venezuelans from their home country has picked up amid deepening political and economic dysfunction, but those looking abroad are encountering a new set of hardships.
A Colombian soldier guards the border with Venezuela in Cucuta, Colombia, February 9, 2018.

‘I don’t have a happy ending’: Venezuela’s misery is deepening — and spilling over its borders

Colombian immigration officials say there are nearly 600,000 Venezuelans in the country — double the number six months ago.
Footage captured by CNN of a slave auction near Tripoli, Libya, and annotated by Business Insider.

Humans are reportedly being sold as slaves for $400 each on the front line of the migrant crisis

A CNN investigation found evidence of two slave auctions in Libya, where men who hoped to find new lives in Europe were instead turned into "merchandise."