In Photos: Children Separated From Their Parents

McAllen, Texas

A Mission police department officer and a US Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody near McAllen, Texas. Local police officers often coordinate with Border Patrol agents in the apprehension of undocumented immigrants near the border. The families were then sent to a CBP processing center for possible separation.
Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images

Tijuana, Mexico

Asylum seeking children from Mexico and Central America line up for their breakfast at a migrant shelter.
Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images

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  1. James G LaBelle says

    Why do you continue to claim the “two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker” has been separated from her parents when her father says that NEVER happened? And I would also ask how you know the two-year-old is seeking asylum? can the two-year-old explain WHAT asylum actually means? Seems unlikely. You can’t assign intent or desires on someone based on the intent or desires of a relative. But that story is not as riveting.