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Number of unaccompanied migrant children in custody on the rise

As of Friday, 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children were in U.S. custody at the border, and the number continues to grow each day. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez spoke with Lana Zak on CBSN about why the Biden administration hasn't been able to clear the backlog. He also discussed dueling visits to the border by Republican and Democratic lawmakers, and the Biden administration's next move to preserve the DACA program.


Lawmakers call border facilities "horrifying"

Democrats Joaquin Castro and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were among about a dozen members of Congress who toured southern border facilities Monday. They described deplorable conditions inside the two facilities. Customs and Border Protection is also under fire over a secret Facebook group that includes thousands of current and former agents. Some users mocked migrant deaths and posted sexist and racist jokes about lawmakers, including Ocasio-Cortez. Jeff Pegues reports


Castro brothers on Dems unity

Four years ago, then-San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro electrified the crowd at the Democratic convention, saying a speech by Mitt Romney proved that the 2012 Republican nominee didn't understand working Americans. The former mayor and his twin brother, Texas Congressman Joaquín Castro, who will speak at this year's convention, join "CBS This Morning" to discuss Michelle Obama's convention speech Monday night and unifying Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters.

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