The first round of Democratic primary debates kicked off this week, amidst many high profile and controversial news stories.
With more than 20 candidates, the debatewas divided between Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Candidates discussed issues like health care, immigration and criminal justice reform.
Immigration and the border crisis quickly became one of the biggest conversations this week.
A photo depicting a father and daughter who drowned in the Rio Grande while trying to reach the United States to seek asylum went viral this week, sparking outrage, heartbreak and concerns about the immigration situation.
Reports about the 'horrifying' conditions children at border camps are being kept in also circulated this week, causing more uproar and demand for the situation to be dealt with.