The inquiry stems from stories by ProPublica that showed the DEA’s vetted unit in the country has had a history of leaking sensitive information to drug traffickers.
“I’ll be the happiest woman in the world,” said Jimena’s mother, Cindy Madrid, as she prepared for the moment. “It’s been very painful to be apart.”
Jimena Madrid riveted people around the world when her voice was captured on an audiotape after she was separated from her mother inside a Border Patrol detention facility.
As the U.S. attempts to reunite migrant families, children will bear the burden of helping to identify who and where their parents are.
The baritone voice of a Border Patrol agent booms above the crying. “Well, we have an orchestra here,” he jokes. “What’s missing is a conductor.”
Top Democrats on both the House foreign affairs and judiciary committees called Thursday for an inquiry into Drug Enforcement Administration-led operations in Honduras and Mexico that resulted in the deaths of dozens, possibly hundreds, of people who had nothing to do with the drug trade.