The Trump administration says it will maintain a zero-tolerance policy towards anyone who enters the United States illegally.
Border Patrol agents were instructed Wednesday to stop referring undocumented parents and children to federal courthouses for prosecution. President Trump heeded to political pressure and reversed his position, after more than 2,000 children were separated from their parents and sent to detention centers.
CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez has this report from McAllen, Texas.
- Allen Orr is an immigration lawyer.
- Enrique Morones is the founder and director of Border Angels, an organization dedicated to preventing migrant deaths along the border.
- Marguerite Telford is the Director of Communications at the Center for Immigration Studies.
- Bryan Pruitt is a conservative political analyst.
I would like to ask how I can help reunite the children with their families "as quickly as possible" – @FLOTUS visits border detention facility in Texas in wake of US immigration crisis https://t.co/kondZt2qyf pic.twitter.com/zpbQXHfOqY
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) June 21, 2018
US immigration protests as hundreds of children held in Texas facility – video https://t.co/JUImjTlEK9
— Guardian US (@GuardianUS) June 18, 2018