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Immigrant asylum-seekers wait for aid at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center after being released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in McAllen, Texas. Migrants told NPR conditions in the CBP holding cells were unhealthy. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Largest Migrant Processing Center In U.S. Briefly Shutdown After Flu Cases

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U.S. Border Patrol agents conduct intake at the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. The center is temporarily not taking in migrants after the outbreak of "a flu-related illness." U.S. Customs And Border Protection/Getty Images hide caption

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A sheriff's deputy finds part of a jaw bone on a ranch in Brooks County, Texas. This is the ninth set of human remains the sheriff's office has recovered this year. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Operation Identification Helps Repatriate Remains Of Migrants Who Don't Make It

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Drivers line up in the border city of Juárez in Mexico's Chihuahua state, as they attempt to cross the border at El Paso, Texas. The Guatemalan consul has confirmed that a Guatemalan boy apprehended with his mother last month had died Tuesday night. Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Office of Refugee Resettlement Reviewing Death Of 16-Year-Old Guatemalan Boy

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Trump Calls For New Restrictions On Asylum-Seekers

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Couy Griffin, chairman of the Otero County Board of Commissioners, stands at the Border Patrol's abandoned U.S. Route 70 checkpoint in New Mexico. The Border Patrol checkpoints have been shutdown in the El Paso Sector as agents have been diverted to deal with an influx of immigrants. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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New Mexico County Declares Local Emergency Over Abandoned Border Patrol Checkpoints

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New Mexico County Declares State Of Emergency Over Abandoned Checkpoints

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Edgar Baltazar Garcia's wife, Jennifer Garcia, holds a photo of her husband from when he was deployed at Balad Air Base in Iraq as a turret gunner in a Humvee. He now faces deportation to Mexico over a felony conviction. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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After Felony Conviction, Iraq War Veteran Faces Deportation To Mexico

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Arrest Fuels Debate Over Right-Wing Groups Who Patrol Southwest Border

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Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security Secretary, testified on Capitol Hill before the House Homeland Security Committee in March. She said "cases of fake families are cropping up everywhere," among the surge of migrants at the Southern border. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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What's Next For Immigration As Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen Leaves

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