Flashpoint Immigration
Flashpoint Immigration

Flashpoint Immigration

Building the wall, rolling back protections for parents of citizen children, ending safeguards for “Dreamers” — they became hallmarks of Donald Trump’s campaign and now an administration whose hard-line policies are sparking debate over immigration in the U.S. and beyond.

Deportations Take Toll on Mixed-Status Families

July 23, 2018
Many miles from the Mexico border, authorities are separating families in operations that target immigrants already in the U.S., conducted in the name of public safety. One such operation prompted school officials and others to jump in to help. (Video shot and edited by Manuel Valdes.)

Over two days, immigration agents staked out homes and business across northern Kentucky, picking up 22 migrants. It was an ordinary raid, but it had lingering effects not just on families that were separated but on the communities they had come to call home. These are some of the faces of the many who were affected - and those who tried to help.

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