Inside Trump's border crackdown on women and kids
Original story at Mother Jones• 15 mentions • 5 months ago
Mother Jones 5 months ago
Despite President Donald Trump's dire warnings of "bad hombres" and drugs flooding into the United States from Mexico, the most urgent issue along the border has been the influx of Central American families and unaccompanied children, many of whom are fleeing gang-fueled violence in their home countries. And the latest statistics from the border show that one of the main goals of the White House's immigration crackdown is being realized: targeting and deterring these asylum seekers from heading to the United States in the first place. Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released new data on the number ...