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A secret recording captures the sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border

A secret recording captures the sounds of crying children separated from parents at the border



2018-06-19T14:10:31+0000

The audio includes children sobbing and asking for their parents, some in what sounds like significant levels of distress. They call out "Daddy!" and "Mommy!" — in Spanish — repeatedly. Others sob so hard it seems they are gasping for air.

An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families.


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