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Trump threatens drastic action on immigration in bid to energize GOP voters
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Trump threatens drastic action on immigration in bid to energize GOP voters

The president’s mounting frustration was evident in a series of tweets in which he threatened to summon the military to guard the southern border, cut off aid to Central American nations and upend a recent trade deal with Mexico if those governments fail to stop a large caravan of migrants from Honduras making its way toward the United States. Continue reading

To Free Detained Children, Immigrant Families Are Forced to Risk Everything
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To Free Detained Children, Immigrant Families Are Forced to Risk Everything

“I don’t like answering calls from people who aren’t listed in my phone,” he told me. “I always have in my head that this isn’t my country.” This time, however, he decided to answer. On the other end of the line, the speaker identified himself, in Spanish, as a U.S. government official. “Are you bringing or receiving anyone coming to the United States?” the official asked. Jorge said no, but then a thought occurred to him: earlier in the summer, his sister in Guatemala had mentioned that her seventeen-year-old son, Pedro, might travel north to live with his grandparents in the United States. “Could it be Pedro?” Jorge asked the official. “That’s him,” the official replied. Continue reading

Some Immigrant Parents Fear Losing Their Children Forever
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Some Immigrant Parents Fear Losing Their Children Forever

Samuel arrived in Michigan wearing black sweatpants and a black hoodie with the drawstring pulled so tightly his new foster parents could hardly see his face. The 10-year-old gave off an overpowering stench—he was so afraid of the iceagents who had separated him from his dad that he refused to use the bathroom during the trip from the Southwest border, and instead defecated in his government-issued clothes. Continue reading