Amnesty International's Justin Mazzola says the Trump administration is not only "endangering families" but "defying international law."
The homeland security secretary has refused to accept responsibility, instead blaming "open borders" advocates and the child's own parents.
The Pentagon's Operation Faithful Patriot is designed to stop caravans of Central American migrants traveling to the U.S.
The decline could reflect seasonal trends or it could signal that President Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy to criminally prosecute every adult who enters the country illegally is having a deterrent effect.
It's not just asylum seekers who enter the country illegally that this administration wants to punish.
Customs and Border Protection has modified its account of the shooting, raising questions about what actually happened.
Because of a hostile Trump administration, even asylum seekers who establish "credible fear" could face years of detention.
The proposal by the federal Customs and Border Protection calls for 316 miles of additional barrier by September 2027.
Border Patrol detentions have plunged to a 45-year low, but arrests away from the U.S.-Mexico border have leaped since the president took office.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced companies chosen to construct 30-foot-long sections along the border near San Diego.