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I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration.

by Sonia Nazario   on October 26, 2018   in the-new-york-times   publication:

An immigration lawyer once told me bluntly: Immigration is a wedge issue. Wedge issues don’t get resolved. They get used by both sides to mobilize their base. Exhibit A: President Trump’s seizing on the caravan

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Federal Authorities Say They Have Met Deadline To Reunite Migrant Families

by Caitlin Dickerson, Annie Correal and Mitchell Ferman   on July 26, 2018   in the-new-york-times   publication:

The federal government reported Thursday that it would meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite the last “eligible” migrant families separated at the Southwest border, but hundreds of children remained in federal custody as a result

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Do You Care About the Rule of Law? Then Act Like It

by Sonia Nazario   on July 11, 2018   in the-new-york-times   publication:

ADELANTO, Calif. — Moisés Valentín, a pastor at the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and I drove two hours outside of Los Angeles, to the middle of nowhere, high in the Mojave Desert. There, surrounded by

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Opinion: There’s a Better, Cheaper Way to Handle Immigration

by Sonia Nazario   on June 22, 2018   in the-new-york-times   publication:

And now, it has come to this. “We are trading kids in cages for families in cages,” said Cory Smith of Kids in Need of Defense, a legal advocacy group on whose board I serve.

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‘It’s Horrendous’: The Heartache of a Migrant Boy Taken From His Father

by Miriam Jordan   on June 7, 2018   in the-new-york-times   publication:

When he landed in Michigan in late May, all the weary little boy carried was a trash bag stuffed with dirty clothes from his dayslong trek across Mexico, and two small pieces of paper —

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A Rule Is Changed for Young Immigrants, and Green Card Hopes Fade

by Liz Robbins   on April 18, 2018   in the-new-york-times   publication:

As a child, Y. says she was beaten by her father with ropes and cables in Honduras. J. says he was forced into labor in Burkina Faso. R., who was born in the Dominican Republic,

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To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?

by Sonia Nazario   on October 27, 2017   in the-new-york-times   publication:

Last August, Lesli Gonzalez, 22, got a phone call at 6 a.m. Did she know Doralinda Lopez de León, a Guatemalan girl who said she was running from danger and had been caught by border

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White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any ‘Dreamers’ Deal

by Michael D. Shear   on October 8, 2017   in the-new-york-times   publication:

WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday delivered to Congress a long list of hard-line immigration measures that President Trump is demanding in exchange for any deal to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as

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Policy Under Trump Bars Obama-Era Path to U.S. for Central American Youths

by Vivian Yee and Kirk Semple   on August 15, 2017   in the-new-york-times   publication:

The Trump administration is cutting off an Obama-era pathway to the United States for young migrants fleeing violence in Central America, further narrowing the options for thousands of people hoping to seek refuge here as

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A Flawed Asylum System in Mexico, Strained Further by U.S. Changes

by KIRK SEMPLE   on August 5, 2017   in the-new-york-times   publication:

MEXICO CITY — As the Trump administration pushes forward with its plans to harden the southwest border, Mexico has found itself under pressure to take in an increasing number of asylum seekers making their way north from Central

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