Children cry for their parents after being separated at the border

Pauline Gross
June 20, 2018

At the border, an estimated 80 people pleaded guilty Monday to immigration charges, including some who asked the judge questions such as "What's going to happen to my daughter?" and "What will happen to my son?" "It's very rare that a day goes by where we don't get into a chase", he said.

He also said that he was denied entry to a children's shelter earlier this month.

The girl then recites her aunt's phone number.

According to ProPublica, the tape was obtained by someone last week inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facility.

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This means parents are sent for federal court proceedings and separated from their children, who can not be jailed under USA law.

The news outlet reported that the children in the recording are roughly between 4 and 10 years old, and had been in the facility for less than 24 hours. She then sent it to ProPublica. The Trump administration has said tougher immigration policies - even separating children from their parents - are needed to deter immigrants from coming to the country illegally. She eventually achieves her goal, according to ProPublica, which was able to reach the girl's aunt."It was the hardest moment in my life", the aunt told the news outlet. I don't think we purport to say that this is what it looks like in every place. Many are placed in foster care or in factory-style shelters where they wait to be reunited with family members who live in the United States. "The vehicle rolled over a short distance later on highway 85 near Big Wells, resulting in multiple injuries and fatalities", the statement said. The Agency added that the incident is now being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the US Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety, Dimmit County Sheriff's Office, and Customs and Border Protection's Office of Professional Responsibility. In May, the Trump administration issued a directive to prosecute all unauthorized border crossers in federal court, rather than to process them through immigration courts.

Former director of the CIA, Michael Hayden, tweeted a black and white photo of Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and death camp in Poland, and wrote: "Other governments have separated mothers and children".

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter called the children detained at the border "child actors", while a second, Laura Ingraham, called the US detention facilities for the children "essentially summer camps".

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