Migrant Families Were Confused When U.S. Expelled Children into Mexico

By November 28, 2020In the News

Migrant Families Were Confused When U.S. Expelled Children into Mexico 

Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times (November 3, 2020) 

Arduous journeys led young people like Esther and Nahum to the United States border seeking asylum and a chance to meet with their awaiting family members on the other side. However, their families were dismayed and confused when these children not only never crossed the border but were expelled into Mexico. Going against U.S. policy and diplomatic agreements with Mexico, Caitlin Dickerson describes how the Trump administration improperly removed minor children by shutting down the border to asylum applicants because of the pandemic.