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Acting Commissioner Of Customs And Border Protection Announces He Will Resign

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John Sanders (center) has been acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection for just over two months. He is expected to make his resignation effective July 5, two officials say. The move comes after hundreds of children were removed from a facility without adequate food and sanitation. Donna Burton/CBP handout via Reuters hide caption

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After Outcry, Migrant Children Moved From Squalid Texas Border Facility

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Mark Morgan, the acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, stands for a portrait in his office Friday. In an interview with NPR, Morgan says his agency is only enforcing the law. Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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How The Trump Administration's 'Zero Tolerance' Policy Changed The Immigration Debate

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Encore: New Orleans Music Legend Dr. John Dies At 77

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William Linares, a 5-year-old from Honduras, plays in an encampment where he is living near the international bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, on April 30. The boy is traveling with his mother, Suanny Gomez, and seeking asylum in the United States. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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As The Line Into America Slows, Communities Form, And Wait, On The Mexican Side

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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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