Frontline Episode “Separated: Children at the Border” Coming October 9 from PBS

PBS Distribution has announced the upcoming release of the Frontline documentary Separated: Children at the Border (DVD: $14.99), which is slated for October 9. What’s happened to the more than 2,000 families who were separated after crossing the U.S. border unlawfully in 2018? And how did immigration policy in America reach this point? Investigating the government’s handling of immigrant children who were separated from their parents after crossing into America prior to Trump’s reluctant executive order stopping the practice in June 2018, the film also traces what happened on immigration during the Obama years that some say helped lay the groundwork for what the Trump administration did next. With on-the-ground reporting from Central America and at the border, Separated: Children at the Border takes a close look at how the U.S.’s immigration policies involving children have played out over the years—and why, even for those families who have now been reunited, the scars remain.