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The toddler and her 5-year-old sister were unhurt. Border Patrol officials called the incident appalling.
The photos and video clips released by government officials amid transparency criticism show crowded but orderly scenes at two facilities in Texas.
“I can say quite clearly: Don’t come over,” President Joe Biden said when asked about people trying to cross the border.
DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the administration at the border is "difficult" but that the administration is "tackling it.”
The Biden administration is rushing to open facilities to house minors apprehended at the border.
Despite the three-day limit for detaining children, hundreds of immigrant children have been packed together, some for over a week.
Ana Suda and Martha “Mimi” Hernandez, both U.S. citizens, said their constitutional rights were violated when they were detained in the parking lot outside a store for 40 minutes.
The suspects told Border Patrol agents they were immigrants here illegally who wanted to be immediately returned to Mexico, but that was not the case.
The U.S. government has used an obscure public health law to justify one of its most aggressive border crackdowns ever.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection blamed Girón’s death on human smugglers who encouraged her to try to climb the wall.