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Families Divided

Analysis: An immigration fiasco on the U.S.-Mexico border, in one government chart

A government chart — part of a federal court brief — lays out what happens to immigrant children separated from the adults who brought them to the U.S. It shows three outcomes. Only one ends in reunification.

Pablo Ortiz and his 3-year-old, Andres, both from Guatemala, walk into the common area of the Annunciation House in El Paso …

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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