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U.S. Border Patrol agents ask a group of Central American asylum seekers to remove hair bands and wedding rings before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

Former US immigration chief warns that hundreds of separated children will probably never be reunited with their parents

As controversy rages over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy, immigration lawyers and advocates report mass confusion and an absence of protocols to reunite migrant children with the parents from whom they were separated.
A former Walmart store in Brownsville, Texas, is now being used to house nearly 1,500 migrant children detained by the federal government.

Walmart blasts Trump administration’s ‘disturbing’ detainment of migrant children in one of its former stores

A former Walmart store in Brownsville, Texas, is being used to house nearly 1,500 migrant boys detained by the federal government. "We had no idea our former store would be used for such a disturbing purpose," Walmart said Tuesday. "We are just as shocked and disappointed as you are."
U.S. Border Patrol agents take Central American asylum seekers into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

Immigration lawyer recounts a conversation with Obama about the border crisis that he says ‘shook me to my core’

R. Andrew Free, an immigration attorney, recalled a 2015 exchange with President Barack Obama about his administration's housing of asylum-seekers. Free argued that the fallout from President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" policy is an extension of decisions made in the Obama administration.

‘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?"
Immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance" policy by the Trump administration, are being housed in tents next to the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas.

This is the Trump administration’s reasoning for separating families at the border

The Trump administration is under fire for its "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to thousands of migrant children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border — and its inconsistent justifications for the practice have not helped matters.

Obama officials rushed to explain photos from 2014 that went viral showing locked-up immigrant children — and Trump’s facilities look the ...

Several 2014 photos of detained immigrant children resurfaced and went viral in May. Former Obama administration officials tried to explain the context behind the photos, which appeared to show migrant kids locked up in cages. Recent photos of Trump administration detainment centers look the same.

Trump officials keep contradicting each other trying to explain why they are separating screaming children from their parents at the border

As the Trump administration faces increasing scrutiny over its family-separation tactic, government officials have contradicted one another in explaining what exactly is going on with migrant families at the border — and why.
White House chief of staff John Kelly.

John Kelly is reportedly letting Trump do whatever he wants — even if it means impeachment

White House chief of staff John Kelly has reportedly thrown in the towel and relinquished his role as the arbiter of the White House.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to Laura Ingraham on Fox News.

A Fox News host prompted Jeff Sessions to address comparisons of Trump administration’s family-separation policy to Nazi Germany

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who first announced the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy for those detained at the border on suspicion of illegal immigration, was asked about comparisons between the policy
Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take groups of 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.

The Trump administration keeps blaming ‘loopholes’ in immigration law for its family separation policy — here’s what’s r...

The Trump administration keeps falsely blaming its new family separation practice on current immigration law, and "loopholes" it says migrants are exploiting. Here's what they're talking about.