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For a refugee family in St. Paul, Billy Ray Cyrus and Tanya Tucker provided a window to a different, more Americanized world

Billy Ray Cyrus performing at Fan Fair in Nashville, TN in 1992. Photo: Laura Levine/Getty Images


A photo of a drowned father and daughter makes us all accessories to tragedy. Will we do anything to stop it?

Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter, Valeria. Via Facebook.


Reasonable Doubt

The Somali refugees living in a small meatpacking town in southwestern Kansas loved America. So did the three local men who wanted to kill them.

Illustration by Fran Rodriguez


Without a perceived crisis at the border, there’s no pretext for ICE raids, family separation, and concentration camps

Shoes are left by people at the Tornillo Port of Entry near El Paso, Texas, June 21, 2018 during a protest rally by several American mayors against the US administration’s family separation policy. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images


Don’t turn away from the Trump administration’s devastating immigration policy

Photo: John Moore/Getty


This is exactly what our immigration policy leads to

Credit: People

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