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Matthew Watkins

Matthew Watkins is the politics news editor for the Tribune. Before becoming an editor, he worked as a reporter at the Tribune, The Dallas Morning News and The Eagle in Bryan-College Station. He earned his bachelor's degree from Texas A&M University.

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Pablo Ortiz and his 3-year-old son Andres (left), and Roger and his 4-year-old Roger Jr. (first names only given), speak at a press conference at the Annunciation House immigrant shelter in El Paso on July 11, 2018.
 Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

Trump administration reunites "eligible" immigrant children under 5, but lawyers complain about blunders

In one case, lawyers say, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers left a woman alone at a bus stop with her young kids and no bus ticket. In another, ICE officers were unable to affix a mother with an ankle monitor, so they sent her back to detention without her children.

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