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People gather at Saint Mark Catholic Church for a solidarity with migrants vigil, Thursday, June 21, 2018 in El Paso, Texas. President Donald Trump's order ending the policy of separating immigrant families at the border leaves a host of unanswered questions, including what happens to the more than 2,300 children already taken from their parents and where the government will house all the newly detained migrants in a system already bursting at the seams. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Stories of family separation

One illegal immigrant mother from Guatemala says that during the phone calls she's had with her son, he cries for most of the time. Published June 22, 2018

President Donald Trump stands alongside family members affected by crime committed by undocumented immigrants, at the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, Friday, June 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

CNN, MSNBC cut away from Trump event with 'Angel Families'

Two major cable TV news channels cut away from President Trump's event Friday with families of people killed by illegal immigrants, switching to coverage of illegal immigrant families complaining about treatment at the border. Published June 22, 2018

"Democrats have taken a walk on this thing," said House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican. (Associated Press)

House Republicans cancel immigration votes in embarrassing setback

Staring at a certain defeat, House Republicans canceled votes on their immigration compromise Thursday -- an embarrassing setback for leaders who'd thought they'd finally been able to wrangle some unanimity on an issue that's bedeviled them for years. Published June 21, 2018

The Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Associated Press)

House defeats first GOP immigration bill

The House defeated the first of two GOP immigration bills Thursday, rejecting an enforcement-heavy approached favored by conservatives that would have mixed a narrow legalization for "Dreamers" with a major boost in border and interior enforcement. Published June 21, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump: Democrats 'don't care about the children'

Democrats are exploiting illegal immigrant children for their own political purposes, President Trump asserted Thursday, seemingly preparing the country for the failure of a number of GOP immigration bills on Capitol Hill. Published June 21, 2018

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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., listens during questioning of Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz during a joint House Committee on the Judiciary and House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing examining Horowitz's report of the FBI's Clinton email probe, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

House immigration bills will fail, say conservatives

House conservatives said Thursday that both immigration bills up for votes later in the day are doomed to defeat, blaming party leaders for failing to put their effort behind enforcement-heavy legislation. Published June 21, 2018

In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, sit in one of the cages at a facility in McAllen, Texas, Sunday, June 17, 2018. More than 2,300 minors have been separated from their parents since April, when the Trump administration launched its "zero-tolerance" policy that called for prosecuting illegal immigrants and taking their children away. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP)

Border focus shifts to 2,300 kids already taken from parents

Having convinced President Trump to reverse separation of most illegal immigrant parents from children at the border, Democrats in Congress now say he must quickly reunite the more than 2,300 children who were taken during the six weeks the practice was in place. Published June 21, 2018

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, U.S. Border Patrol agents patrol the border fence in Naco, Ariz. National guard contingents in U.S. states that border Mexico say they are waiting for guidance from Washington to determine what they will do following President Donald Trump's proclamation directing deployment to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling. Governors of the border states of Arizona and New Mexico have welcomed deployment of the Guard along the southwest border as a matter of public safety.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)

Uncle abandons 6-year-old illegal immigrant boy in Arizona desert

While official Washington's attention has been focused this week on President Trump and illegal immigrant parents separated from their children, Border Patrol agents in Arizona spotted a completely different type of family separation. Published June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Republican members of Congress on immigration in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Senate blocks Trump's spending cuts

Senators voted Wednesday to block President Trump's $15.4 billion spending cuts package, with lawmakers saying it trimmed the budget too much. Published June 20, 2018