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A child migrant released from Customs and Border Protection in June in McAllen, Texas.

A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here’s what they do.

A federal judge found US government officials in violation of child welfare laws for putting detained migrant children on mind-altering drugs without a guardian's consent. The drugs are used to treat mood disorders, but can cause symptoms of those disorders as well, such as anxiety.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

72 former US attorneys call on Sessions to end ‘tragic and unsustainable’ family separations in scathing letter

A bipartisan group of former US attorneys have released a letter that calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end his department's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that is separating families that cross the US border illegally.
Former President George W. Bush hugs his wife, Laura Bush.

‘It is immoral’: Former first lady Laura Bush criticizes the separation of migrant children from their parents

"I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart. Our government should not be in the business of warehousing children in converted box stores," wrote Laura Bush.
Border Patrol agents take into custody a father and son from Honduras near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 near Mission, Texas.

A young girl separated from her aunt at a Border Patrol facility had to get her diapers changed by other children

A 16-year-old girl at a Border Patrol facility in South Texas had to teach other children in her cage how to change the diaper of a young girl who had been separated from family members.

Sobering photos show a Texas detention center where hundreds of immigrant children wait to be reunited with their families

Murals of presidential quotes were located throughout the facility, including one of President Donald Trump saying in English and Spanish: "Sometimes losing a battle you find a new way to win the war."