The detention center in McAllen, Texas, is know as Ursula to the local residents. It is also the country’s largest U.S. Border Patrol Processing Center. Inside more than 1,000 migrant parents and children were held and later separated.
President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to keep migrant children with their parents at the southwestern U.S. border, but more than 2,000 children are living in shelters without their families. Doctors and mental health workers are concerned that some of these children will suffer permanent damage. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.
About 100 Muslim Americans are running for public office this year, many of them Democrats hoping to be part of a "blue wave" in the congressional midterm elections in November. VOA's Kane Farabaugh has been following one former Michigan state legislator who has her eyes on the U.S. Congress, so much so that she was campaigning through the month of Ramadan. He found that she is focusing less on her gender and her religion and more on addressing the needs of the community she seeks to represent.