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Immigrants make their way towards the border crossing in Tijuana, Mexico. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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To Curb Illegal Immigration, DHS Separating Families At The Border

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Jackson County Sheriff Andy Louderback is one of hundreds of sheriffs across the country who cooperate with ICE by handing over undocumented immigrants. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Immigrants Are Scrambling To Submit Petitions For Family Members To Come To U.S.

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At Border Security Expo In Texas, Emphasis Isn't On Steel And Concrete Barriers

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Trump's ICE Deportations Are Up From Obama's Figures, Data Show

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Dylan O'Riordan, 19, has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement for four months and is scheduled to be put on a plane to Dublin later this week. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Undocumented Irish Caught In Trump's Immigration Dragnet

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Francisco Vasquez at work on the Prestige Oysters boat The Diplomat. Scott Dalton/for NPR hide caption

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Houston Ship Channel And Galveston Bay Digging Out After Harvey

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A view of Buffalo Bayou and downtown Houston. The dirt along the banks shows the extent of the flooding during Hurricane Harvey. Scott Dalton/for NPR hide caption

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Hurricane Harvey Flooded Houston's Theater District, But It Won't Stop The Shows

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A U.S. Border Patrol officer stands near prototypes of President Trump's proposed border wall in San Diego. Border officers apprehended 310,531 people for being in the country illegally in fiscal 2017, a 25 percent decrease from the year before. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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