The U.S. Separated Families Decades Ago, Too. With 545 Migrant Children Missing Their Parents, That Moment Holds a Key Lesson
Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, TIME Magazine (November 2, 2020)
In the 1970s, The United States attempted to deter unauthorized immigration by prosecuting coyotes, who transported individuals and families across the border. However, this policy resulted in the detention of thousands of minor children and families. Placing an uncomfortable spotlight on the history of the United States, separating immigrant families, losing children, and obscuring the truth from the American people, Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez argues that this oft-ignored part of history should serve as a warning to advocates and concerned citizens today.