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Families Divided

Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn tour shelters housing immigrant children separated from families

The state's Republican senators reaffirmed their commitment to keeping kids with their parents after they cross the border — so long as future immigration policy better deters people from entering the country illegally.

By Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune and Reveal
U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (left) and John Cornyn listen at a a roundtable discussion at a South Texas border patrol station in Weslaco on June 22, 2018.

Families Divided

The Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which led to the separation of children from adults who crossed the border illegally, has fueled a national outcry. Sign up for our ongoing coverage. Send story ideas to

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