TEXAS -- As tensions rise surrounding a new border patrol policy called "zero tolerance," the pressure for new legislation to mend the problem grows as well.

An official from the Department of Homeland Security told reporters Friday that about 2,000 children have been separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 to May 31. This has sparked outrage by many individuals including political leaders and celebrities.

Here is KVUE's full coverage on the border patrol crisis.

Here's what you need to know about the 'zero tolerance' policy separating migrant families

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

Family separation crisis: How we got here

What it's like inside a Border Patrol processing facility

Laura Bush says ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy is ‘cruel’

4 ways you can help children separated from their families at the border

Listen: Children cry for their parents after being separated at the border

Ted Cruz introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together after they cross the border

Fact check: Viral photo of caged child was actually staged as Texas border issues heat up

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

What happens to those who violate the 'zero tolerance' policy

Couple raises record $4.6 million on Facebook to reunite immigrant families

Colorado governor accuses Trump administration of child abuse

Family separation policy starts dividing Republicans

Amid outrage, Homeland Security chief won't 'apologize' for separating families at border

In Sunday sermons, Texas faith leaders rebuke Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy

Beto O’Rourke, Veronica Escobar lead Father's Day march on tent city housing separated children

What Melania Trump, past first ladies have to say on 'zero tolerance' immigration policy

Willie Nelson to Donald Trump: ‘Let’s go down to a border detention center together’

We're at the border. This is what we're seeing.

Nationwide protests against family separation planned for June 30

Texas lawmakers call for end to family separation policy

The story behind the viral photo of a crying toddler at the U.S. border

VERIFY: Families separated at the border in Obama vs. Trump administrations

With no parents, immigrant children 'just want a hug' inside border facilities

Guatemalan mother sues Trump after being separated from her 7-year-old son at the border

Ex-Trump campaign manager Lewandowski mocks migrant girl with Down syndrome

Homeland Security drafts plan to end family separation

House set to vote Thursday on immigration bills

Immigrant babies, young children held in 'tender age' shelters

Protesters confront DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at Mexican restaurant

Verify: Fact from fiction regarding families being separated at border