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Pia Klemp has refused to accept a medal for bravery from Paris' mayor, saying, "We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.' " Tristar Media/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pew Research Center estimates there are 7.5 million unauthorized workers in the United States concentrated in agriculture, construction and the hospitality industry. Karina Perez for NPR hide caption

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Employers Struggle With Hiring Undocumented Workers: 'You Cannot Hire American Here'

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More than half of immigrants detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are housed in remote rural prisons, according to a new NPR analysis, about 52%. That number is increasing. Gary Waters/Ikon/Getty Images hide caption

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Unequal Outcomes: Most ICE Detainees Held In Rural Areas Where Deportation Risks Soar

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Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, said Monday at the White House that immigrants legally in the U.S. may no longer be eligible for green cards if they use food stamps, Medicaid and other public benefits. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigration Chief: 'Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor Who Can Stand On Their Own 2 Feet'

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Children of mainly Latino immigrant parents hold signs in support of them and other individuals swept up during an immigration raid at a food processing plant in Mississippi. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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Families Affected By Mississippi ICE Raids Scramble To Find Support

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Alejandro Giammattei stands before supporters in Guatemala City on Sunday, before being declared the victor in Guatemala's presidential elections. Santiago Billy/AP hide caption

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Guatemala's Incoming President Faces Tense Migration Talks With The U.S.

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Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, speaks during a briefing at the White House on Monday. Trump administration officials announced new rules that aim to deny permanent residency to migrants who may need to use food stamps, Medicaid and other public benefits. Brendan Smialowski /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Friends, co-workers and family watch as U.S. immigration officials raid the Koch Foods Inc. plant in Morton, Miss., on Wednesday. Rogelio V. Solis/AP hide caption

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The Olympic Stadium in Montreal was temporarily used as a migrant shelter in 2017. Canada has seen thousands of migrants entering the country from the U.S., avoiding official entry points and requesting asylum. Al Diaz/TNS/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada's Safe 3rd Country Agreement With The U.S. Draws Criticism

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Christi holds a migrant child's hand as they walk to the swimming pool. Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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'I Know That They're Cared For.' Why One Mom Has Chosen To Foster Migrant Children

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Guatemalan migrant Lety Pérez embraces her son, Anthony, while pleading with a Mexican National Guard member to let them cross into the United States, near Juárez, Mexico, on Monday. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters hide caption

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Changes to the expedited removal process allow low-level immigration officers to determine if an undocumented immigrant has been living in the U.S. for less than two years. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., joined from left by House Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., speaks to reporters prior to a vote called by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to condemn what she called "racist comments" by President Donald Trump, at the Capitol on July 16, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Should Republicans Still Call Themselves The Party Of Lincoln?

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Tania and her husband, Joseph, initially had to stay just across the border in Mexico under a Trump administration program that requires thousands of people to wait in northern Mexico cities while their immigration cases are heard in U.S. courts. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Acting Chief of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan says he doesn't expect the asylum rule announced this week to be in place for very long. Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

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A razor wire fence surrounds the Adelanto immigration detention center, in Adelanto, Calif., April 13, 2017. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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'No Meaningful Oversight': ICE Contractor Overlooked Problems At Detention Centers

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People wait in Tijuana, Mexico, on Tuesday to apply for asylum in the United States. A memo notified officers that immigrants at the southern border are ineligible for asylum, with a few exceptions. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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A migrant family waits in Tijuana, Mexico, before being transported to the San Ysidro port of entry to begin the process of applying for asylum in the United States. A new Trump administration rule says immigrants who pass through a third country en route to the U.S. cannot apply for asylum at the U.S. southern border. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Trump Administration Implementing 'Safe 3rd Country' Rule On Migrants Seeking Asylum

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A drawing by a migrant child at the Catholic Charities Humanitarian Respite Center in McAllen, Texas. American Academy of Pediatrics via AP hide caption

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A search team looks for a 2-year-old girl who went missing in the Rio Grande near the border city of Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection hide caption

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