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A Boy Talks To His Deported Father
For much of his childhood, Pelé Perez’s contact with his father has been through a computer screen. Marcos Perez, who once lived with his family in Ohio, was deported to Mexico in 2010, when Pelé was still a baby.
April 12, 2019
Undocumented Crime Victims Face Heightened Risk of Deportation
Undocumented victims of crimes who are denied a special visa may now receive an order to appear before an immigration judge.
November 30, 2018
Trump Tightens Asylum Policy in Latest Effort to Curtail Immigration
The signing of Friday’s proclamation is the latest step in the administration’s effort to prevent asylum-seekers from crossing the southern border except at official ports of entry.
November 9, 2018
Former Fugitive Pablo Duran Sr. Pleads Guilty in Trafficking Case
Pablo Duran, Sr., a labor contractor who once denied any ties to illicit labor schemes, has pleaded guilty to encouraging illegal entry, one part of a major trafficking plot that compelled Guatemalan teenagers into grueling labor in America.
September 18, 2018
Senate Probe Finds Federal Agencies Inadequately Care for Unaccompanied Minors
Senate investigators have found that the U.S. government inadequately protects unaccompanied minors once they are released to sponsors.
August 16, 2018
How Trump’s Family Separation Policy Has Affected Parents
The Trump administration's family separation policy has created additional trauma for parents and children that experts worry will cause lifelong health repercussions.
August 2, 2018
"We Have to Control Our Border": Thomas Homan, Former Acting ICE Director
Thomas Homan served as acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under the Trump administration until the end of June. On July 17, 2018, he sat down with FRONTLINE's Martin Smith.
July 31, 2018
A Father and Daughter Reunite, But Trauma Follows Them Home
Six-year-old Meybelin was separated from her father when they crossed the U.S. border. Since they were reunited, those who know her say she's different now.
July 31, 2018
Former Acting ICE Director Reacts to Audio of Separated Children
In an interview for the new FRONTLINE documentary, “Separated: Children at the Border,” Thomas Homan says he hadn't heard the ProPublica audio of separated children. Then, correspondent Martin Smith plays it for him.
July 30, 2018
After Deadline to Reunite Them, Hundreds of Children Remain Separated
The government has failed to reunite more than 700 children, in part because some parents have already been deported.
July 27, 2018
Coming in July on FRONTLINE
This month on FRONTLINE, see new investigations of sex abuse by UN peacekeepers in conflict zones, and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border.
July 10, 2018
Separated: Children at the Border
The inside story of what happened to immigrant children separated from their parents at the border.
July 31, 2018