These are just some of the stories of families who have been separated, a number of them as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' May announcement that the Trump administration was enforcing a "zero tolerance" policy toward people entering the US without authorization.
The president has falsely blamed Democrats for the situation, saying that he was simply enforcing a law that they had written. Pope Francis posted a tweet last week that some interpreted as referring to the new USA practice of placing migrant children in centers separate from their parents.
Between April 19 and May 31, the 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults who were being held by United States border patrol in preparation for prosecution for crossing the border illegally, a Department of Homeland Security spokesman said on a call with reporters.
Steve Bannon, President Trump's former White House senior adviser, said Sunday a wall at the southern border would solve the problem of separating children from parents who illegally enter the United States.
Early this morning, the president said that Democrats can "can fix their forced family breakup at the Border" by working with Republicans, even though the policy is something Trump himself put into place and could instantly change.
Trump's former chief strategist said Republicans would face steep consequences for pushing the compromise bill because it provides a path to citizenship for young "Dreamer" immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.
"If they aren't going to cooperate, we are going to look to utilize the laws as hard as we can", said a second White House official.
Trump's trusted advisor then called on Congress to have a larger discussion surrounding family separation.
The event in the city of Elizabeth came as news stories highlighting the family separations intensified political pressure on the White House, even from some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans.
A group of House Democrats converged on an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday, days before a planned vote by House Republicans next week.
Though the policy has been enacted and touted by his own Administration, Trump has avoided publicly owning it and, instead, blamed Democrats for "forcing the breakup of families at the Border with their awful and cruel legislative agenda".
"We do not separate breastfeeding children from their parents", the DHS official said.
Trump administration officials have repeatedly defended the policy of separating kids and adults, arguing that it acts as a deterrent against illegal immigration. "That is traumatising to the children, who are innocent victims". "And so he went to a zero tolerance policy".
On Twitter, Trump addressed what he specifically wants in new legislation including "full funding for the Wall;" an end to a diversity visa lottery and certain categories of family-based migration; and a shift toward "merit based immigration" for skilled workers.
Some moderate Republicans have also called on Trump to stop the separations.
McCaul, R-Texas, said both bills satisfy Trump's main objectives. "That contradicts everything we know that the kids need to build their health".