During the last week of June 2018, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of cities across the nation in protest of the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has led to the separation of over 2000 migrant children from their mothers, some of which are seeking asylum from domestic abuse or gang-related horrors in their native countries. After separation at the border, these children are being kept in cages within correctional facilities awaiting court hearings which ultimately decide their fate: deportation or entry into the country to join family members, accompanied by a GPS tracking device that is fastened like an ankle bracelet.

Parents of SMU student among dozens detained at DFW airport before expected release on Sunday

Following an executive order signed on Friday evening, dozens of immigrants were detained throughout Saturday in airports across the country, including SMU parents traveling to visit their son.