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.
A border patrol agent is heard saying "Well, we have an orchestra in here". "What's missing is a conductor".
Mr Trump has emphatically defended the policy, and blamed the Democrats for blocking his reforms to immigration legislation.
The girl's aunt said the experience had been truly hard. They have been separated into three wings: unaccompanied children, lone adults and parents with their children.
The Texas facility is known as Ursula, though immigrants are reportedly calling it La Perrera - dog kennel in Spanish - in reference to the cages used to hold children and adults who have ended up there after crossing the border from Mexico illegally. Under the Obama administration, such families were usually referred for civil deportation proceedings, not requiring separation. The practice of taking children from parents who illegally enter the country has ignited bipartisan backlash.
"There were 14 people in the vehicle, including the driver and a passenger, whom we suspect of being USA citizens".
This is a source that has had access to this facility, has had access to this facility on a number of occasions, and has legitimate reason to have access to this facility, and has access to the people who are in this facility. As part of that process, the immigrant's child or children will be transferred to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, the document states. Detainees are brought in and out of the facility 24 hours a day.
Human rights attorney Jennifer Harbury said she received the tape from a whistleblower and told ProPublica it was recorded last week, but did not say which camp. She's crying and begging me to go get her.
The person who made the recording estimated that the children are between 4 and 10 years old. The girl is being housed in a shelter, but was told that her mother might be deported without her. John McCain called on the Trump administration to reverse its policy of separating families at the border in a statement Monday. He says if the victim does make it, he or she may not fully recover.