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U.S. President Trump visits the U.S.-Mexico Border in Otay Mesa
Zero Tolerance
How President Trump turned immigration into a powerful political weapon that fueled division and violence.
October 22, 2019
Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention
So far, the only for-profit company sheltering kids has former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on the board of its parent company. Kelly supported a policy to separate children from their families, which led to a surge in spending on detaining migrant babies, children and teens.
October 3, 2019
Suspect in El Paso Shooting Indicted on Capital Murder Charge
The grand jury decision comes more than a month after a gunman entered a busy Walmart on a Saturday morning carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.
September 12, 2019
‘I Can’t Feel My Heart:’ Children Separated from Their Parents at US-Mexico Border Showed Increased Signs of Post-traumatic Stress, According to Watchdog Report
Concerns about the mental well-being of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border are well-founded, a report from a government watchdog agency indicates. The report says the separated children have experienced problems including abandonment, guilt and worries about their parents’ well-being.
September 4, 2019
Rep. Veronica Escobar on How El Paso is Recovering After the Shooting
As the city continues to heal, FRONTLINE sat down with U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, who represents El Paso, to discuss the aftermath of the massacre.
August 22, 2019
Claims: Migrant Children Molested in US-Funded Foster Care
Close to $200 million in legal claims from dozens of families separated at the border may be just the start of litigation; claims allege some children were sexually assaulted by other children after being sent to federally contracted foster care.
August 16, 2019
In Private Meeting, Trump Calls El Paso Mayor a "RINO"
The mayor of the grieving city of El Paso told President Donald Trump in a private meeting that he’s presenting “misinformation” about crime in his city, and he pushed back when the president used a derogatory term to suggest he wasn’t a real Republican.
August 14, 2019
Qué Ha Pasado con Marcos y Elizabeth
A lo largo de los años, Elizabeth Pérez ha visto cómo ha afectado a sus hijos la deportación de su esposo.
April 15, 2019
What’s Happened to Marcos and Elizabeth
Elizabeth Perez discusses the challenges in raising a family after her husband, Marcos, was deported to Mexico.
April 15, 2019
“Marcos” Director David Sutherland: ‘I want you to see up close what a family goes through with deportation’
In FRONTLINE’s documentary Marcos Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, veteran filmmaker David Sutherland explores what happens when a family is divided by borders.
April 15, 2019
Un Niño Habla Con Su Papá Deportado
Durante la mayor parte de su infancia, Pelé Pérez solo ha conocido a su papá a travéz de la pantalla de una computadora.
April 12, 2019