In Photos: Children Separated From Their Parents
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.
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Asylum seeking children from Mexico and Central America line up for their breakfast at a migrant shelter.
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