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In this June 17, 2018 file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody on charges of illegal entry sit in cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector/AP hide caption

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Detained Fathers Turn To Hunger Strike

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Executive Associate Director of Enforcement And Removal Operations Matthew Albence, testifies as the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Trump administration's policies on immigration enforcement and family reunification efforts, on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2018. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Lawmakers Question Trump Officials On Family Separation Policy

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A screenshot from a ProPublica video shows Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid after reuniting with her mother, Cindy, at an airport in Houston. ProPublica/Twitter hide caption

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Ruben Garcia (center), director of the Annunciation House, speaks with migrant parents on June 26, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Trump Officials Struggle To Meet Deadlines Even As More Migrant Families Reunited

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ICE Has New Ways To Keep Asylum-Seekers And Their Kids Apart, Critics Say

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Yeni Gonzalez (center), a Guatemalan mother who was separated from her three children at the U.S.-Mexico border, is embraced by volunteer Janey Pearl Starks as pictures of other children separated from their families are displayed during a news conference on Tuesday in New York City. Gonzalez saw her children in a New York City facility for the first time since mid-May. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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First lady Melania Trump talks with Border Patrol agents as she visits a processing center of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility in Tucson, Ariz. Thursday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Reporter Covering Immigration Warns Government Is 'Ill Equipped' To Reunite Families

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People protest immigration separation policies outside Federal Court on Tuesday in El Paso, Texas. Cases of children and families seeking refuge were being heard inside the courthouse. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Reuniting Families Separated At The Border Proves Complicated

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A US Border Patrol agent searches for tracks after a night of surveillance using night-vision equipment as agents carry out special operations near the US-Mexico border fence. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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A child rides in a stroller during a rally in El Paso, Texas Thursday to protest the Trump administration's family separations. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Children's Cries Brought Down Walls Of Indifference

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The Casa Padre facility in Brownsville, Texas, is one of more than two dozen shelters for immigrant children operated by Southwest Key. Department of Health and Human Services hide caption

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Darwin Mejia, 7, saw his mother for the first time early Friday, reuniting with Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport after they were separated at the border by U.S. agents. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Central American immigrants depart ICE custody, pending future immigration court hearings, on June 11 in McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Migrant Family Policy Now Moves To The Courts

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Cars wait to enter Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, in 2014. The U.S. Army Base is one of four that likely will be tasked with housing immigrant children following a request Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services. Juan Carlos LLorca/AP hide caption

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Military Asked To Provide 20,000 Beds For Detained Immigrant Children

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Watched by Vice President Pence, President Trump on Wednesday shows an executive order on immigration aimed at putting an end to the controversial separation of migrant families at the border. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic members of Congress protest the Trump family separate policy. From left to right: Reps. Joseph Crowley, Luis Gutierrez, Pramila Jayapal, John Lewis and Judy Chu. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Accompanied by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., President Trump arrives at a meeting with House Republicans at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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