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Migrants in U.S. Custody Describe Life in 'Ice Boxes' and 'Dog Pounds'

A Customs and Border Protection facility is shown in Chula Vista, California, U.S. in this picture taken July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A woman named Leydi, held in Chula Vista, Calif., described watching young children trying to touch their parents through metal fences.

“The mothers tried to reach their children, and I saw children pressing up against the fence of the cage to try to reach out," she said. "But officials pulled the children away and yelled at their mothers."

U.S. Court Order Brings Faster Reunions of Immigrant Parents and Children

FILE PHOTO: Rosayra Pablo-Cruz, a Guatemalan mother who had been separated from her two sons, exits the Cayuga Center after being reunited with them in New York City. July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

On July 10, after examining how an initial wave of reunifications of young children had gone, Sabraw concluded that government vetting policies could be streamlined to speed the process. 

U.S. Government Says Nearly 2,000 Child Separations at Mexico Border in Under Two Months

FILE PHOTO: Occupants at Casa Padre, an immigrant shelter for unaccompanied minors, in Brownsville, Texas. June 14, 2018. ACF/HHS/Handout via REUTERS

The government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the U.S.-Mexico border between April 19 and May 31, as the Trump administration implements stricter border enforcement policies.

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