Updated at 9:30 a.m. ET Wednesday
Since early May, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security, as part of a new immigration strategy by the Trump administration that has prompted widespread outcry.
Here's what we know about the policy, its history and its effects:
Does the Trump administration have a policy of separating families at the border?