Origins of family separation issue stretch back many years

  • Protestors clash with law enforcement outside the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La. Monday, June 18, 2018 after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at the National Sheriffs’ Association opening session. Protestors were against the detainment and separation of immigrant children from the parents on the U.S. Border. The National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) is a trade organization of law enforcement professionals representing more than 3,000 elected sheriffs across the nation. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)

WASHINGTON — Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, what’s real and what’s not, and what might happen next.