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Broken Border

A Trump administration strategy led to the child migrant backup crisis at the border

Interviews, emails and memos detailing the strategy show that officials knew that without enough beds in government shelters, children would languish in Border Patrol stations not equipped to care for them.

Two young children are seen inside a temporary migrant holding area setup by CBP under the Paso del Norte International port of entry between Ciudad Juárez and El Paso on March 27, 2019.

"Safety" versus "anguish"

Tightening the rules

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