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How Trump’s Cruelty Is Fueling Padma Lakshmi’s Fight for Immigrants

Originally Published in The Daily Beast Marlow Stern - June, 2020 AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL Dominic Valente/Hulu I’m an immigrant—and I’m not alone. Padma Lakshmi opens each episode of her new Hulu series Taste the Nation with that mantra, and it’s one that’s powering the food author and TV host during the Trump administration’s all-out war ...

Film Club: ‘For One Young Migrant, a Family Separation Nightmare’

Originally Published in The New York Times The Learning Network - May 6, 2021 What is the continuing impact of the “zero tolerance” separation policy on migrant families and their children? This story, split between Guatemala and Florida, offers a firsthand look at the continuing trauma of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” separation policy. For ...

Average time for unaccompanied children in CBP custody down more than 75%

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - May 6, 2021 (CNN) Unaccompanied migrant children now spend an average of around 24 hours in Border Patrol custody, a Biden administration official said Thursday, down from the more than 100 hours that CNN reported in March. US law permits children to remain in these jail-like border facilities for ...

As immigrants seek refuge, America struggles to live up to its promise

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Tyrone Beason, Photography by Gary Coronado, Tyrone Beason and Alejandro Tamayo - May 6, 2021 This section of the U.S. border wall, seen from the beach in Tijuana, is topped with concertina wire to prevent unauthorized crossings. U.S. border agents have apprehended a record number of migrants in ...

On the Border, Two Versions of One Immigration Reality

Originally Published in The New Yorker Stephania Taladrid - May 6, 2021 As migrants arrive in the Rio Grande Valley, residents debate the latest chapter of America’s decades-old conundrum. Migrants cross the Rio Grande into Roma, Texas, in April. After being processed by border agents, many are taken to humanitarian shelters nearby.Photography by Benjamin Lowy ...

The census shows the US needs to increase immigration — by a lot

Originally Published in Vox Nicole Narea - May 6, 2021 The 2020 census shows that America isn’t full — and that it needs immigrants. Candidates for US citizenship listen to the presiding field officer during a naturalization ceremony on March 8, 2021, in Newark, New Jersey. Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images The results of the 2020 census ...

ICE facility conditions may have contributed to spread of Covid-19, watchdog says

Originally Published in CNN Geneva Sands - May 5, 2021 Washington (CNN) A lack of facial coverings and social distancing may have contributed to repeated Covid-19 transmissions at an ICE facility in Illinois, according to a newly released watchdog report that uncovered several health and safety related violations at the detention facility. During an unannounced ...

A mother and son separated by the Trump administration meet again — finally

Originally Published in the Los Angeles Times Kate Morrissey, Cindy Carcamo and Molly O'Toole - May 4, 2021 SAN DIEGO — More than three years ago, Bryan Chavez hugged his mother inside a U.S. immigration office, terrified that he would never see her again. “You are not going to see her anymore,” the female U.S. ...

Arizona Republicans Make Climate Fears Their Latest Anti-Immigrant Tactic

Originally Published in Mother Jones Alexander C. Kaufman - May 4, 2021 A strategy ripped straight from the old Malthusian playbook. Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. This story was originally published by HuffPost and is ...
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