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Broken Border

The Trump administration knew migrant children would suffer from family separations. The government ramped up the practice anyway.

Internal emails and reports illustrate a chaotic attempt to track traumatized migrant children seized from parents.

by Susan Ferriss, Center for Public Integrity
Aerial view of the tent city at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The shelter opened in June and has grown approximately 10 times in size, compared to file photos. Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

Warnings weeks before Trump

Aerial view of the tent city at the Marcelino Serna Port of Entry in Tornillo on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The shelter opened in June and has grown approximately 10 times in size, compared to file photos. Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

Child on floor crying

Separating kids to block asylum seekers

A group of Central American migrants walks next to the U.S.-Mexico border fence after they crossed the borderline while a Border Patrol agent looks through the fence in El Paso, Texas, U.S May 15, 2019.

‘Initiate contact with parents!’

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