“McAleenan’s statements reflect the growing desperation among Homeland Security officials faced with a border influx that is on pace to be the largest in more than a decade, led by Guatemalan and Honduran asylum seekers who arrive with children and surrender to U.S. agents. McAleenan said his agency currently has more than 13,000 migrants in its custody. ‘A high number is 4,000. Six thousand is crisis level. Thireen thousand is unprecedented.'” WaPo: U.S. has hit ‘breaking point’ at border amid immigration surge, Customs and Border Protection commissioner says.

+ “From Guatemala, Mexico and California come the stories of lives altered by Trump’s crackdown on immigration.” An interactive piece from WaPo: Invisible Walls.