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A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the US-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

A Getty photographer tells the story behind a heartbreaking photo he took of a migrant girl sobbing while agents questioned her mom at the border, whi...

Getty photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner John Moore shared his experience covering and taking pictures of detained migrant families at the border.

Trump is booting out anyone who tells him his immigration ideas are illegal. Experts are worried about what will happen next.

Experts say whoever replaces DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will face pressure to enact illegal policies, and that the courts will strike them down.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017.

Trump says without the family separation policy, migrants are treating the journey to the US like a trip to Disneyland

Donald Trump argued that family separation is an effective way of deterring migrants from coming to the US, but also blamed the practice on Obama.
A migrant family runs away from tear gas in front of the border wall with Mexico in Tijuana, Mexico, on November 25, 2018.

Kirstjen Nielsen’s departure signals Trump wants an even more extreme Homeland Security chief

"She was tasked with putting a smiling face on the policy of enforced cruelty. If I were her I wouldn't be able to sleep at night."
President Donald Trump speaks about the partial government shutdown, immigration and border security in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.

Trump pushed his administration to re-implement migrant family separations after he banned the policy in an executive order

Trump signed an executive order in June 2018 reversing his family separation policy following widespread outrage, including among Republicans.

‘Does it differ from the cages you put your dogs in?’: Democrats lambaste Kirstjen Nielsen over whether migrant children are still held in...

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testified about border security, but much of the proceedings were devoted to the family separations.
Migrant boys spend time in a recreation area outside Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas, US, on June 19, 2018.

Sexual abuse allegations have been a problem in migrant children’s shelters for years. The Trump administration separated thousands of kids from...

The Trump administration faces criticism for placing separated children in the shelter system where hundreds of abuse allegations are made each year.
Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas, U.S., are seen in this photo provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, June 14, 2018.

Thousands of migrant children were reportedly sexually abused in US government custody

Thousands of migrant children placed in US custody between 2014 and 2018 were allegedly sexually abused in shelters, Axios reported, citing documents.
A boy and father from Honduras are taken into custody by US Border Patrol agents near the US-Mexico Border before they were sent to a center for possible separation in June.

A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of committing perjury in sworn testimony about the family separat...

Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon released documents that he said show Nielsen lied to Congress about the Trump administration's family separations.
Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than were previously known, inspector general reveals in bombshell report

The family separations sparked by the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" border policy last spring had previously been pegged at 2,737 children.