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Tania and her husband, Joseph, initially had to stay just across the border in Mexico under a Trump administration program that requires thousands of people to wait in northern Mexico cities while their immigration cases are heard in U.S. courts. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Tania and Joseph's 3-year-old daughter, Sofia, plays with a car in the shade at a shelter in Juárez, Mexico, last week. Sofia has a serious heart condition and had a heart attack. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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3-Year-Old Asked To Pick Parent In Attempted Family Separation, Her Parents Say

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A U.S. Border Patrol agent walks along the banks of the Rio Grande near McAllen, Texas. Migrant families often cross the river illegally to enter the U.S. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Attorney Linda Rivas (right) with the nonprofit Las Americas of El Paso meets with a transgender migrant woman sent back to Mexico as part of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy. Monica Ortiz Uribe for NPR hide caption

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Trump Administration's 'Remain In Mexico' Program Tangles Legal Process

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Victor Santana mans a row of port-a-potties near the Bridge of the Americas separating Juárez from El Paso. Disruptions at the border have caused long wait times at the border. Ciudad Juárez is offering free bathrooms for travelers stuck in those long lines. Mallory Falk/KRWG hide caption

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Tension And Anxiety In Border Cities After Trump Threatens Closure

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Dr. Carlos Gutierrez examines a young girl at a shelter in El Paso that was set up for recent migrants. The girl's mother said her daughter's deep cough arose while the family was in immigration custody. Anna Maria Barry-Jester/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Balloons hang over the coffin that contain the remains of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin during a memorial service in her grandparents' home in San Antonio Secortez, Guatemala, Monday, Dec. 24, 2018. Oliver de Ros/AP hide caption

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A Border Patrol agent checks the names and documents of families who crossed the nearby U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. Immigration authorities say they expect the continuing surge of Central American families crossing the border to multiply in the coming months. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Migrants trudge along the border fence to a waiting bus after turning themselves in to the Border Patrol at the U.S.-Mexico border near El Paso, Texas. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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A Surge Of Migrants Strains Border Patrol As El Paso Becomes Latest Hot Spot

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Asylum seekers stand at a bus stop after they were dropped off by Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Greyhound bus station in El Paso, Texas on Dec. 23. Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Neighbors carry the coffin that contains the body of Jakelin Caal Maquin into her grandparents' home in San Antonio Secortez, Guatemala. The 7-year-old girl died while in the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol. Oliver de Ros/AP hide caption

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Pediatricians Voice Concerns About Care Following Two 'Needless' Migrant Deaths

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Families eat dinner at Holy Family Church in El Paso. Immigration officials have been releasing hundreds of asylum-seeking migrants into border communities. Churches and shelters are standing by to help. Mallory Falk/KRWG hide caption

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Along The Southwest Border, Shelters and Churches Scramble To House Migrant Families

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