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Border & Immigration

Photos via Getty Images for Undocumented by John Moore, published by powerHouse Books.

John Moore is a special correspondent and staff photographer with Getty Images. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Moore has won numerous awards, including the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography, and photographer of the year from Pictures of the Year International. Moore spent 10 years covering the U.S.-Mexico border, and compiled a number of those photographs in his book, “Undocumented: Immigration and the Militarization of the United States-Mexico Border.”

Photos via Getty Images for Undocumented by John Moore, published by powerHouse Books

This week on Fronteras:

One of the most famous photographs to illustrate the zero-tolerance immigration policy by the Trump administration is by photographer John Moore. Moore joined us on Fronteras to discuss the month prior to taking that famous photo.

Bonnie Petrie / Texas Public Radio

The the court ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite the parents of more than 2,500 children, who were taken from their parents at the border arrived, was Thursday. One mother and daughter, separated in June, were reunited this week and spent deadline day receiving help at Catholic Charities in San Antonio.

Megan Zerez for KERA News

On Fronteras:

  • A San Antonio-based nonprofit steps up to assist asylum seekers and refugees going through the appeals process in immigration court (00:15).
  • Refugees making their new homes in Texas share their food culture through community gardens (16:38).

With more than 700,000 open immigration cases across the country, judges face a lengthy backlog. Two retired District Court judges in California have proposed a solution: They petitioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions to let them and other retired federal judges return to the bench.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young talks with Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, one of the judges who wrote to the Justice Department, about why retired federal judges are a good fit for the job.