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Border Patrol Officer: Separating Families Was "Horrible"

Clip: Season 2020 Episode 1 | 1m | Video has closed captioning.

Wesley Farris, a high-ranking officer with El Paso’s Border Patrol Union, describes what it was like to separate migrant children from their parents in a new FRONTLINE documentary -- offering a rare public criticism of family separations from within Border Patrol's own ranks. “That was the most horrible thing I've ever done,” he tells FRONTLINE. “You can’t help but see your own kids.”

Aired: 01/07/20

Rating: NR

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