See drone video of a reported Texas 'tent city' for immigrant children

The drone footage from BBC News gives a bird's-eye view of the immigration saga.

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Drone footage of what appears to be children walking into a "tent city" in Texas offers an overhead angle of the ongoing saga at the US border.

BBC News has posted the drone footage Friday, which shows a facility in Tornillo, Texas on the US-Mexico border.

BBC News correspondent Aleem Maqbool also posted two extended looks at the drone footage to Twitter.

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to stop separating children from some families crossing the US-Mexico border. The signing of the order marks a sudden shift by Trump, whose administration earlier this year enacted its zero tolerance policy on immigration, prosecuting anyone who attempts to enter the country illegally. That led to the government separating more than 2,300 children from their families. CBS News reports that roughly 500 children have been reunited with their families so far, according to a senior administration official.

The reunions come after a week in which the tech industry condemned the Trump administration for allowing the separations, and an image of a toddler crying at the border went viral on Twitter.

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