The federal government completed its first round of family reunifications, but 45 percent of the children involved were not reconnected with the adults who brought them into the U.S.
The Texas Tribune
Officials say that dozens more "tender age" separated children aren't immediately eligible to be reunified with their parents.
After he was separated from his 10-year old daughter, Mario, an undocumented Honduran, was finally able to see her Tuesday. The reunion lasted for about an hour before the two were separated again.
Since requesting asylum, a father has been detained near Houston while his 6-year-old daughter was shipped to Arizona. In Honduras, the girl's mother fears her daughter will be traumatized.
Advocates for asylum-seekers at the border say a long difficult process has become increasingly unjust. And the Trump administration shows no signs of changing its tune.
Trump administration officials insist that there is a "right way" for families to seek asylum in the United States: Come to an official port of entry. But they are still finding themselves in trouble.
Poland and Texas have comparable populations, conservative governments, and stringent anti-abortion policies, but they differ in the role they allow midwives to play in the childbirth process.
After being released from custody in El Paso on Sunday, the parents have now learned the whereabouts of their children, a shelter director said. But there are more hurdles before they're reunited.
Federal officials initially said the former naval base would be the main reunification center for separated families, then changed their wording and said children won't go there "even for short periods."
Recent court filings in a case brought by Hidalgo County against a former employee who oversaw construction of a Bush-era border barrier allege a vast kickback scheme.
If the Trump administration follows through on the president's promises to build a border wall, would it actually stop undocumented immigrants and illegal drugs? Two former smugglers explain how they'd work around it.
A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief of a little-known local agency to execute a compromise project. What it didn’t know was that he— and his family—stood to make millions from it.