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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."

Migrant detention centers in the US are under fire for their ‘horrifying’ conditions — and there’s at least one in every state...

Many of the facilities where Immigration and Customs Enforcement holds immigrants can be found in and around major cities. Texas has the most.
A perimeter fence secures the Border Patrol station where lawyers reported that detained migrant children were held unbathed and hungry on June 25, 2019 in Clint, Texas.

What a typical day is like for a child in government custody at a Texas Border Patrol station

Lawyers who visited the facility in recent weeks told INSIDER there's no question that the facilities are still inappropriate to house children.
Detained migrants wait to be transported by the U.S. Border Patrol at the border of the United States and Mexico on March 31, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.

The government is moving migrant children back into the Texas Border Patrol station where lawyers say kids were deprived of food and forced to take ca...

The children also had no access to toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, showers, or a change of clothes, lawyers who visited the facility said.