The Trump administration launched the program in late January in what marks a potentially seismic shift on how the US handles the cases of immigrants seeking asylum and fleeing persecution in their homeland, memos obtained by AP revealed.
The photo was used on a Facebook fundraiser that drew more than $17 million dollars in donations from close to half a million people for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), a Texas-based nonprofit that provides legal defense services to immigrants and refugees.
The chase began after a Border Patrol agent noticed three vehicles traveling in a caravan and suspected smuggling. Border Patrol agents stopped two of the vehicles and made multiple arrests, but the third vehicle continued.
More than 200,000 immigrants could face deportation because of the change in policy, and they have more than 200,000 American children who risk being uprooted from their communities and schools, according to plaintiffs in the case filed.