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A congressman answers the question ‘where are the girls’

by Philip Bump   on June 19, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

As journalists and elected officials have gotten a chance to tour facilities in which children are being held after being separated from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, a question has cropped

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The series of choices faced by immigrants fleeing Central America

by Philip Bump   on June 19, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

There’s a uniformity to President Trump’s depictions of the immigrants crossing the border with Mexico. They are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” according to his campaign announcement. Those entering the country illegally are

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Family separations could double, says Border Patrol chief in Rio Grande Valley

by Michael E. Miller   on June 16, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

EDINBURG, TEX. — As outrage mounts over the Trump administration’s separation of hundreds of migrant children from their parents, the person overseeing that zero-tolerance policy on the busiest stretch of the Southwest border said the

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Why The Trump Administration Bears The Blame For Separating Children From Their Families At The Border

by Philip Bump   on June 15, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

President Trump seems to recognize that news reports about children being separated from their parents at the border don’t reflect well on his administration. He has called the separations “horrible” on Twitter and, as recently

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Trump’s ‘deterrent’ of separating kids from their parents isn’t deterring many migrants

by Philip Bump   on June 7, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

One of the first reports that the government was separating children from their parents at the border with Mexico came from the Los Angeles Times in February. “Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the

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This Is What’s Really Happening To Kids At The Border

by Michelle Brane and Margo Schlanger   on May 30, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

Reports of mistreatment of migrant children at the U.S. border have been all over the news recently. Hashtags and social media mobilization have brought remarkable attention to children seeking U.S. protection from persecution in their

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Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ At The Border Is Causing Child Shelters To Fill Up Fast

by Nick Miroff   on May 29, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

The number of migrant children held in U.S. government custody without their parents has surged 21 percent in the past month, according to the latest figures, an increase driven by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” crackdown

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What The Legal Process Looks Like For An Immigrant Child Taken Away From His Parents

by Philip Bump   on May 27, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

There’s been an avalanche of grim news centered on young immigrants apprehended at the border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union published a report documenting abusive encounters between young people and border agents

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Trump has the Same Central American Migrant Problem as Obama

by David Nakamura   on April 5, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

President Trump now finds himself struggling with one of the main immigration challenges that also faced his predecessors: How to grapple with a major shift at the southwestern border away from lone Mexican men seeking

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Trump Heats Up Rhetoric On Border, Immigration as Some Supporters Grow Impatien

by David Nakamura   on April 3, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

President Trump’s sharp shift in tone on immigration this week from would-be dealmaker back to the hard-line stance he campaigned on comes amid signs that some of his conservative base is growing impatient for him

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