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Families Divided

As reunification deadline lands, dozens of immigrant children under 5 remain separated from their parents

At least 38 children will be reunified ahead of a Tuesday deadline, and a federal judge called on the government to speed up parental vetting processes to reunite 26 more with their parents by the end of the day.

About 25 immigrant mothers and their children caught coming across the Texas-Mexico border are released at the McAllen bus station wearing ankle monitors, 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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