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ProPublica Publishes Audio of Crying Children Separated at Border

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By    |   Monday, 18 June 2018 10:02 PM

An audio recording purportedly taken in a border detention facility was made public Monday and includes crying migrant children who were allegedly separated from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico.

ProPublica published the recording, which is nearly eight minutes in length. Amid background noise are crying children, some of whom were asking for their parents in Spanish.

Another girl, according to the English subtitles, recited the phone number of her aunt who is reportedly living in the U.S. and seeking asylum.

ProPublica said the recording was done by a client of civil rights lawyer Jennifer Harbury, who then gave it to the outlet.

Early in the video, a man identified by ProPublica as a Border Patrol agent said, "Well, we have an orchestra here. What's missing is a conductor," when he saw and heard the crying children.

The Trump administration has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to dealing with illegal immigration, which has led to separating children from their parents when families come to the border seeking admittance. The practice has drawn heavy criticism, but the White House and even Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said existing immigration laws are being enforced.

The administration is, however, calling on Congress to change the law.

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