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Heartbreaking recording of crying children fuels outrage over Trump's policy of immigrant separations

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took center stage in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

AP [ Updated: June 19, 2018 17:19 IST ]
  • An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took center stage on Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. In this photo provided by US Customs and Border Protection, a US Border Patrol agent watches as people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas on Sunday.
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    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a US immigration facility took center stage on Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. In this photo provided by US Customs and Border Protection, a US Border Patrol agent watches as people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, stand in line at a facility in McAllen, Texas on Sunday.

  • In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. 
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    In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

  • In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018.   
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    In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who’ve been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, rest in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. 

     

  • Stefanie Herweck stands with other protesters in front of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector's Centralized Processing Center on Sunday, June 17, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern U.S. border, responding to new criticism and protests over the Trump administration's
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    Stefanie Herweck stands with other protesters in front of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector's Centralized Processing Center on Sunday, June 17, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol on Sunday allowed reporters to briefly visit the facility where it holds families arrested at the southern U.S. border, responding to new criticism and protests over the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy and resulting separation of families.

  • U.S. Border Patrol Sector Chief Manuel Padilla Jr. talks with members of the media during a news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector's Centralized Processing Center, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. 
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    U.S. Border Patrol Sector Chief Manuel Padilla Jr. talks with members of the media during a news conference at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector's Centralized Processing Center, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in McAllen, Texas. 

  • In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump addresses a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. Trump
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    In this Sept. 20, 2017, file photo, first lady Melania Trump addresses a luncheon at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. Trump "hates" to see families separated at the border and hopes "both sides of the aisle" can reform the nation's immigration laws, according to a statement Sunday, June 17, 2018, about the controversy over separation of immigrant parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border.

     

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