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Tensions Are Rising Along The U.S.-Mexico Border

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Load Trail has had a hard time hiring welders to fabricate its trailers since Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested about a quarter of its workforce in August. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

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Honduran migrants walk toward Tecún Umán, a Guatemalan town along the Mexican border, as they leave Guatemala City on Thursday. Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Juan Pablo Romero (right), founder and director of Los Patojos, talks with current student Christopher Alvarado, who participates in the construction and maintenance of the new campus during the mornings in Jocotenango, Guatemala. James Rodriguez for NPR hide caption

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Seeds Of Maya Genius Grow In A New Kind Of School

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An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent walks down the aisle among shackled Mexican immigrants on board a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter jet for deportation. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Funding The Immigration Crackdown At An 'Unsustainable Rate'

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ICE Air: The Airline You Never Want To Fly

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Sara Cano with five of her six kids in front of her home in San Antonio Las Nubes, Huehuetenango, Guatemala. Her husband, Oscar Leonel Lopez, tried to immigrate to the U.S. but was deported back home. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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In the village of Quilin Novillo, the houses are billboards for the American dream. One is painted red, white and blue, with stars and stripes. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Despite Dangers, Intimidation, Guatemalans Still Seek A Better Life In U.S.

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A West Texas tent shelter for unaccompanied minor immigrants in Tornillo, Texas. The government announced this week that the camp is expanding from 1,200 to 3,800 beds to accomodate an increasing number of immigrants crossing the border. HHS Administration for Children and Families via AP hide caption

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U.S. Is Running Out Of Space For Separated Migrant Families

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Juan Valiente Velazquez's phone shows a picture of his son, Derickson, who remains in a youth shelter in New York. They were separated by the Border Patrol in Texas in May. Velazquez was deported to Guatemala. Derickson calls his parents three times each week. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Searching For Deported Parents In Guatemala, While Children Wait In The U.S.

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Guatemalan President Shuts Down Anti-Corruption Probe

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Lawyers, Advocates Comb Guatemala For Missing Families

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Dylan O'Riordan outside Freeney's Bar in the roaring heart of Galway, Ireland. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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'I Wouldn't Move Back': Deported Irish Man Creates A Life In His New Home

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