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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 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Ortiz and his son were separated by ICE in April and were reunited and released late Tuesday night.

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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