It may turn out that they were, but for now all we know is that authorities believed they were illegal immigrants.
"When you exempt a group of people from the law ... that creates a draw", said Manuel Padilla, the Border Patrol's chief agent there.
U.S. Border Patrol agents stopped three vehicles for an immigration inspection - a 2013 Tahoe, a 2007 Suburban, and a 2008 Tahoe - as the vehicles traveled in a convoy between El Indio and Carrizo Springs, Texas. It was estimated to be traveling around 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.
Border Patrol operations chief Brian Hastings said among the reasons the administration has argued to separate children from their parents was concern that child smugglers were pretending to be the parents. In Sunday's crash, Boyd said the driver of the SUV survived and was taken into custody.
Four were pronounced dead at the scene midday Sunday. ProPublica said it was recorded by a person who declined to be identified for fear of retaliation, handed to a long-time civil rights attorney in Texas, who then passed it to the news organization.
Fourteen people were inside, including the driver and passenger.
Some injured were taken by helicopter to San Antonio, about 90 miles (144.83 kilometers) northeast.
"If it can be built, then I think it should be built, but along with that, I think there needs to be cameras", Boyd said.
Boyd says this crash is why America needs a more secure border and why a building a wall is essential.
"This, I think, is a flawless example, of why are borders need to be secured", Boyd said. There needs to be sensors'. Department of Homeland Security officials said that at least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents since it began implementing the policy in late April.
The public is getting its first look at what the conditions are like inside an old warehouse in South Texas where the U.S. Border Patrol holds families arrested at the border with Mexico. "If a parent left a child in a cage with no supervision with other 5-year-olds, they'd be held accountable".
As a result of enforcing that policy, families who cross illegally have been separated from their children because those accompanying the children are put into the criminal justice system.
That outlook is shared by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the president.
Trump is standing by his decision, and Republicans have previously denied ownership of this separation policy.
It will likely be a long process with a lot of rumors and storylines, and one that will be very irritating to Cavs fans. However, the Cavaliers aren't in much position to make changes to the roster that will be appealing to LeBron.
Markle made her debut appearance at the event in Ascot, Berkshire, UK, on Tuesday looking as glamorous as ever. Harry and Meghan will also present the winning trophy for the St James's Palace Stakes later in the day.
The next night on Raw , Rousey destroyed Bliss during her championship celebration, and dropped the champ through a table. The Rowdy One used a judo toss on Angle and used the MITB briefcase to attack both the RAW General Manager and Bliss.
The crushing victory was England's third in the ODI series and means they have an unassailable lead with two games to spare. Eoin Morgan's men were in a similar position during the ODI series in Australia this winter, of course.
The US-led coalition is supporting an alliance of Syrian Arab and Kurdish militia fighting Islamic State northeast of Albu Kamal. USA forces are also based in Tanf, southwest of Albu Kamal in the Syrian desert near the borders of Iraq and Jordan.
Thomas' comments came in the wake of his daughter's wedding, which the president did not receive an invitation to attend. He added that he would "love to meet" Queen Elizabeth II. "I thought this was a nice way of me improving my look".
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 1.1 percent at the close of trading and other major indexes posted losses as well. As Louis Kuijs of Oxford Economics notes, a large share of China's exports are for USA companies that sell products here at home.
Instead of disciplining all employees involved, ZTE had paid some of them full bonuses and then lied about it, Commerce said . Other leaders in the defense industry from across Arizona also praised the bill's passage.
A bill already exists that would end these child separations along the border, except in cases of human trafficking. After asking if Sanford was in the room, according to multiple members, Trump called him "nasty".
The killing of prominent Kashmiri journalist, Shujat Bukhari, last week has sent shock waves in the disputed Himalayan region.
Spurs' Leonard wants trade to LA
Multiple outlets reported last week that Leonard wants out of San Antonio and is determined to play elsewhere. A host of teams - including LA Lakers and LA Clippers - are understood to be interested in Leonard.
Canada legalises recreational cannabis
In the neighbouring United States, nine states and the District of Columbia have legalised marijuana. The legalisation has been on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's agenda since he was elected in 2015.
Shooting in Sweden: Four hurt in Malmo
They also declined to give any detail of the victims although reports said several of them were well known to the police. Police have sealed off a main street running through Sweden's third largest city as officers hunt for the shooter.
Portugal striker Andre Silva: Dream playing alongside Ronaldo
Luis Suarez will make his 100th appearance for Uruguay when his national team faces Saudi Arabia in a make-or-break Group A game. Hosts Russia stand on the verge of the knockout stages after Tuesday's emphatic win against Egypt in Saint Petersburg.
Sadio and Senegal see off Poland
Nicknamed the Teranga Lions, the team stands at the 28th spot in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings. Asked if the problem was the attacking 4-2-3-1 formation he picked, Nawalka said "no, that's now why we lost".
Cavs, Suns in mix for Spurs' Leonard
The Lakers could include future draft picks as well, but other teams could feasibly put together offers just as good or better. The Kings have the NBA's longest playoff drought at 12 straight seasons and are attempting to become relevant again.
Belgium vs. Panama - Football Match Report
Dries Mertens' stunning volley finally sprung the Red Devils into action, with Romelu Lukaku then scoring a six-minute brace. Belgium could get away with it here because Michael Murillo didn't punish him as much as other teams would have.