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President Donald Trump gestures during his visit to a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Otay Mesa, California, on September 18, 2019.

Trump signed his $147-million replacement border wall with a Sharpie

President Donald Trump visited the $147-million border wall replacement project in Otay Mesa, California, on Wednesday, and called it "amazing."
United States military personal come and go through the main gate at Fort Campbell, home of the army's 101st Airborne Division, in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, February 22, 2007.

A military base is losing its funding for a new middle school so money can be shifted to Trump’s border wall

The middle school is one of 127 military construction projects that Defense Department officials said this week would be delayed or halted.
Migrants hold hands as they cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico at the Rio Grande river, on their way to enter El Paso, Texas, on May 20, 2019 as taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The location is in an area where migrants frequently turn themselves in and ask for asylum in the U.S. after crossing the border. Approximately 1,000 migrants per day are being released by authorities in the El Paso sector of the U.S.-Mexico border amidst a surge in asylum seekers arriving at the Southern border.

A 6-month-old baby girl apprehended at the US-Mexico border who was rushed to a hospital for a medical emergency is now in stable condition

CBP confirms that a 6-month-old baby girl is in stable condition after taken by helicopter to hospital after crossing the Rio Grande with her father.
President Donald Trump talks with a US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Border Patrol Agent while participating in a tour of US-Mexico border wall prototypes.

Money from a retirement program for the US military is set to be diverted to pay for Trump’s border wall

The Supreme Court decided last week that Department of Defense funding could be used to construct sections of President Donald Trump's border wall.
A Central American migrant and her children walk outside El Chaparral port of entry, in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on July 17, 2019.

More than 900 migrant children have been split from their parents since Trump formally ended family separations last year

The ACLU is asking a federal judge to clarify when children can be taken from their parents — meaning only if the parent is truly dangerous or unfit.
Seesaw at the US-Mexico border

2 professors installed bright pink seesaws across the US-Mexico border as a show of unity amid growing divides

The set of seesaws were installed across the US-Mexico border to bring together children in Sunland Park, New Mexico, and Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

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.
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.
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."