"It is inconceivable that any reasonable officer could have thought that he or she could kill [Jose Antonio] for no reason."
"The reality is that for every parent who is not located, there will be a permanently orphaned child, and that is 100% the responsibly of the administration."
The Trump administration said family separation was the result of a "zero tolerance" prosecution strategy. But a new analysis shows that parents with children were the ones sent to court, while adults without kids weren't.
“We are decent people who only come for a better life, people who travel to this country in search to help our loved ones back home. Help us.”
At least 468 kids in detention have parents who are outside the United States. How they'll be reunited with one another is unknown.
Separated Parents Were "Totally Unaware" They Had Waived Their Right To Be Reunified With Their Children
In affidavits filed in federal court, attorneys say parents separated from their kids at the border are telling stories of being misinformed, coerced, or tricked by immigration agents.
“I Feel Like I Am Trash”: Immigrant Children Describe Squalid Conditions In Detention Centers Along The US Border
In interviews filed in federal court this week, immigrant parents and children say they were held for days in frigid, filthy cells and cages at facilities run by US Customs and Border Protection.
Federal officials are also warning that they are having to use less vigorous parental vetting methods in order to meet the court-ordered deadline.
The Department of Homeland Security says the man said the girl was actually his niece and that he was using a fake document to say she was his daughter.
A Court Order To Reunite Immigrant Children And Parents Reveals How Little Planning Went Into The Separation Policy
The Trump administration's struggle to meet a judge's order reveals the extent of its lack of planning when it implemented its "zero tolerance" policy.
The Department of Health and Human Services said the tests are intended to speed reunifications following a court order, but they raise questions about what planning went into the separation policy.
For teens attending their hearings in a Texas immigration court, legal advice came primarily from the judge.
Legal groups working with detained families say they haven't seen any evidence that such a database exists.
"Their children have been taken from them and they are being made to go through hoops and hurdles to get them back."
The administration separated more than 2,300 children from adults they were traveling with while illegally crossing the southern border.
A judge suggests the need to order reunions is unnecessary because of Trump's executive order. But that appears to be wishful thinking.
One day after the president issued an executive order on family separation, his administration seemed intent on offering confusing commentary.
One woman pretended to wash car windows until she was close enough to the US to ask for asylum. Another boarded a US-bound bus, then asked for asylum when a border agent asked for her documents.
"It is still very early and we are awaiting further guidance on the matter."
"It's about keeping families together, while at the same time being sure we have a very powerful very strong border and border security," Trump said.