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What Happens When Parents And Children Are Separated At The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Vehicles wait for inspection at the Border Patrol's Laredo North vehicle checkpoint in Laredo, Texas. A border agent killed an immigrant woman in Rio Bravo, near Laredo on Wednesday. The shooting is being investigated by the Texas Rangers and the FBI. Nomaan Merchant/AP hide caption

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Border Patrol Shooting Death Of Immigrant Woman Raises Tensions In South Texas

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Holds School Safety Discussions After Deadly Shooting

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17-Year-Old Suspect Held Without Bail In Texas School Shooting

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Texas Community Reels After Latest School Shooter Kills 10

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White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Oval Office of the White House Thursday. Kelly's recent comments about undocumented immigrants struck a nerve and inspired the hashtag #heyjohnkelly. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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John Kelly On Trump, The Russia Investigation And Separating Immigrant Families

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Homeland Security Secretary Defends Separating Families Who Cross Border Illegally

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Jeff Sessions Warns Illegal Border Crossers Of 'Zero Tolerance'

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People in La Playa, Mexico, walk past the structure separating the U.S. from Mexico. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Illegal Immigration Does Not Increase Violent Crime, 4 Studies Show

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People walk near the fence of the Mexico-U.S. at Playas de Tijuana in northwestern Mexico. Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Border Crossings Tick Up, Migrants Bring Children, Take More Dangerous Routes

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Trump Readies National Guard To Monitor U.S.-Mexico Border

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On the night of Nov. 18, Sheriff Oscar Carrillo responded to a report of a Border Patrol agent down in this culvert. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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A Border Patrol Agent Dies Mysteriously. The Sheriff Has A Simple Theory

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Officials investigate the scene in Round Rock, Texas, where a suspect in a series of bombing attacks in Austin blew himself up early Wednesday as authorities closed in. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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