Customs and border patrol officials in the United States are enforcing Presidents Trump’s strict immigration policies on the Mexico border, causing widespread protests. At least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since April.
A US Border Patrol spotlight shined on a terrified mother and son from Honduras as they were found near the US-Mexico border on June 12 in McAllen, Texas. The asylum seekers had rafted across the Rio Grande and had become lost in the woods. They were then detained by Border Patrol agents and then sent to a processing center for possible separation. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is executing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy towards undocumented immigrants. US Attorney General Jeff Sessions also said that domestic and gang violence in immigrants’ country of origin would no longer qualify them for political asylum status. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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