President Trump's Family Separation Policy Under Renewed Scrutiny

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Central American migrants remain at a former factory used as shelter in Piedras Negras, Coahuila state, Mexico, in the border with the US, on February 5, 2019. (Photo: Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)

On Thursday, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held the first of three congressional hearings to assess the practice of separating immigrant families at U.S. borders. The hearing comes on the heels of a report that found administration officials will likely never know the exact number of families separated. We'll discuss Thursday's hearing, possible policy solutions going forward, and what we can look for in the hearings to come.


Julie Small, reporter, KQED's Criminal Justice and Immigration Team

Alan Gomez, immigration reporter, USA Today