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Families Divided

Study says family separations are causing a mental health crisis in the Rio Grande Valley

Around 1,800 children in the Valley had a parent deported by immigration authorities in 2017, which causes what mental health experts say is long-lasting trauma and "toxic stress."

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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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