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The Trump administration's zero tolerance border policy has meant some parents were deported without their children. We'll meet ACLU lawyers trying to track those parents down, on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News

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Earlier this week, U-S Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials referred to the facilities holding migrant children as 'summer camp'.  But the Trump administration is still feeling the heat for its 'zero tolerance' stance, not only from immigration rights advocates but also on Capitol Hill.  With migrant children still separated from their parents, deportations, and various reports of mistreatment at immigrant youth shelters, the disorder at the border seems far from over.  

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The court-imposed deadline to reunite families has arrived. We’ll be on the Texas border reporting on what life is like for immigrant families and the lawyers working to help them.

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Kernan Coleman

Hi, friends. I'm writing after just coming back from downtown Santa Rosa, where several thousand people have been assembling to protest our government's incredibly cruel treatment of immigrant children and their parents. After substantial grumbling over the actions of Trump (Not My President), it appears that the citizens of this country are not about to let the immigrant children slide. There are actions of this sort all over the United States today, and even in other countries, I believe.

California Update for Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Jul 4, 2018

• Protests at ICE facilities in California are expected to continue as demonstrators and politicians speak out against current Trump Administration policies.


• All the fires burning in Northern California have health officials on alert. Air quality agencies want everyone to reduce the time they spend outdoors when smoke is present.

Today's reporting by Randol White and Ezra David Romero.

On the next Fresh Air we hear from reporter Jonathan Blitzer, who covers immigration for The New Yorker. He is reporting from El Paso, where he’s spoken to women who were separated from their children at the border.  We’ll talk about the immigration crisis—the one that he says has been created by the Trump administration.

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The Trump administration faces a challenge: reuniting the migrant families it separated. A federal judge said the government must reunite more than two thousand immigrant kids with their families. But there are questions about how the process will work... and whether the government can get it done in time.

The House could vote on TWO immigration bills, but neither one appears likely to pass.

Republicans are split and Democrats are angry over family separation. What's next for immigration legislation on the next on All Things Considered from NPR News.

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Recent polls show that a majority of voters in the U-S are against President Trump's policy of separating children from families that illegally cross the border seeking asylum. Although a majority of Republican voters still support it. We'll hear from pollsters who analyze whether this base of support could be enough to help Republicans keep control of Congress on the next Morning Edition.