06/19/18 The Washington Post
In one case, a 10-year-old Mexican girl with Down syndrome was taken from her mother after an illegal border crossing and sent to a Texas shelter, Mexican officials say — even though her father, a legal U.S. resident, lived an hour down the highway.
In another, a handful of Mexican children were shipped to holding facilities in Texas and Pennsylvania while their mothers, who had entered the United States with them illegally, were moved to detention facilities near Seattle, officials said.
The Mexican government offered a rare glimpse Tuesday of the migrant families caught up in the Trump administration’s controversial policy to separate parents from their children as part of more aggressive prosecution of immigrants who enter the country illegally. The practice has been met with growing anger and condemnation outside the United States. Foreign governments have warned about long-term psychological damage to the children and vowed to work through their consular networks to swiftly reunite families.