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Five dead following Border Patrol vehicle chase in Texas

Five dead following Border Patrol vehicle chase in Texas

Several groups of lawmakers toured a nearby facility in Brownsville, Texas, that houses hundreds of immigrant children. As it turned out, the girl spoke only K'iche, a language indigenous to Guatemala, and not Spanish.

They identified those charged as 20-year-old Jorge Luis Monsivais, Jr. of Eagle Pass, 21-year-old Rudy Gomez of Hockley, 19-year-old Johana Gomez of Houston, 55-year-old Marcial Gomez Santana of Mexico and 45-year-old Mariela Reyna of Mexico.

The organization said the audio was recorded inside a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility one day last week. The children were allegedly between the ages of 4 and 10. Parents and children made up an additional 500 people.

The staff gave her books and toys - but they weren't allowed to pick her up, to hold her or hug her to try to calm her. "But the children were inconsolable".

At one point, a young girl is heard asking about her aunt.

If you've been paying any attention to the news in recent days, you've no doubt heard something about the roiling controversy surrounding the Trump administration's awful immigration policies and the frightening impact it's been having on the families it's been destroying. The immigrants are divided into three wings: the unaccompanied children's wing, the lone adults' wing and the children accompanied by their parents' wing. Ursula is one of the first places immigrants are taken to after being apprehended by Border Patrol-and now, the facility is the epicenter for the family separations that are occurring because of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy towards border crossers.

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Boyd said he was not sure of the passengers' countries of origin, but that most immigrants passing through the county come from Mexico or Central America.

The release of this particular audio was impeccably timed.

When asked about the recording during the press briefing, Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen stood by the conditions and standards of care in the facilities.

The administration has fiercely defended their policy which has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats. But she told reporters that children taken by the government are treated humanely.

"How do I locate my child (ren)?" "We are a country of compassion". Additionally, Jose Rodriguez, a local lawmaker, further describes the U.S. plan as "totally inhumane" and "outrageous", adding that "it should be condemned by anyone who has a moral sense of responsibility".

How many children are now being detained?Since the implementation of the zero-tolerance policy, between April 19 and the end of May, 1,995 minors were separated from adults at the border, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed to FactCheck.org.