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Stories of Children at the Border Featured in New Picture Book

Virginia Isaad
The heartbreaking reality of the children at the border is unfortunately nothing new however the reality of the situation is not truly known but now that’s changing. Attorney Warren Binford is the founder of Project Amplify, a national campaign that...
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19 Bodies Found Shot and Burned Near Mexico Border May Include Indigenous Guatemalan Migrants

Virginia Isaad
Migration is on the rise on the border partially due to the economic toll of the pandemic and now it’s feared migrants were caught in the crossfires of cartel violence. Mexican authorities found 19 bodies that had been shot and...
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RAICES ‘Kids in Cages’ Installation is Reminder of Border Crisis

Virginia Isaad
In light of the ongoing border crisis, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) put up more than a dozen chain-link cages in the city (with dolls that represent children) as caucus-goers in Iowa choose their...
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Trump Reportedly Wanted a Moat with Snakes to Keep Migrants Out

Virginia Isaad
Donald Trump‘s impulsive behavior is not news considering his infamous tweets and his ongoing battle to keep immigrants out but a recent New York Times article reveals his “solutions” are downright outrageous and at times illegal. The New York publication...
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Immigrant Woman’s Labor Stopped So She Can Be Sent Back to Mexico

Virginia Isaad
A woman from El Salvador who is eight-and-a-half-months pregnant and experiencing contractions while crossing the Rio Grande was forced to return to Mexico by Border Patrol agents, the Associated Press reports. After being taken to a hospital and given medication...
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Democratic Debate Shows Presidential Candidates Are Divided on Immigration

Virginia Isaad
The Trump administration’s controversial stance on immigration has seemingly united 2020 Democratic presidential nominees in their opposition toward the current administration’s policies. But at last night’s Democratic presidential party debate – where former Vice President Joe Biden, California Senator Kamala...
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Artists Put a Seesaw at the Border Wall to Highlight Unity Amid Immigration Crisis

Virginia Isaad
With both a political and literal divide between Mexico and the U.S., two artists decided to unite both sides by creating seesaws placed along the border wall. UC Berkeley Architecture professor Ronald Rael and San Jose State University design professor...