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Families Divided

Rotten meat. Chicken pox. Tearful separations. Migrants describe their experience in federal custody.

In court filings, more than 200 migrants describe long waits for medical care, minimal access to legal services, verbal abuse from guards and untreated diaper rashes.

Undocumented immigrant children at a U.S. Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas.

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 tips@texastribune.org.

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The Tribune's reporting for this project is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

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