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Children are carried on the shoulders of Central American migrants heading to the U.S. along the road between Metapa and Tapachula, Mexico, on April 12. President Trump has called for measures to close what he calls the asylum "loophole" amid a spike in border crossings. Pep Companys/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Reprinted from I Was Their American Dream (copyright 2019 by Malaka Gharib). Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC hide caption

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On Thursday, Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, revealed federal charges against a Massachusetts judge and a former court officer for allegedly preventing an immigration official from taking custody of an undocumented immigrant defendant. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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Mass. Judge And Retired Court Officer Charged With Helping Defendant Evade ICE

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U.S. Attorney General William Barr decided on Tuesday that asylum-seekers who clear a "credible fear" interview and are facing removal don't have the right to be released on bond by an immigration court judge while their cases are pending. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Kirstjen Nielsen, then Homeland Security Secretary, testified on Capitol Hill before the House Homeland Security Committee in March. She said "cases of fake families are cropping up everywhere," among the surge of migrants at the Southern border. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Dr. Carlos Gutierrez examines a young girl at a shelter in El Paso that was set up for recent migrants. The girl's mother said her daughter's deep cough arose while the family was in immigration custody. Anna Maria Barry-Jester/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Caminantes walk back toward Venezuela on the road between Bogotá and Socorro, Colombia. Thousands cross the border each day. Many head back to their home country after failing to find work or shelter. Ryan Kellman/NPR hide caption

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Chronicles Of A Venezuelan Exodus: More Families Flee The Crisis On Foot Every Day

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, addresses the media during a news conference at a refugee resettling agency in Toronto on Jan. 15. She pledged to "work in support of freedom for women around the world, the same freedom I experienced on the first day I arrived in Canada." Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Kingdom Tries To Prevent More Women From Fleeing

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced on Tuesday the agency is seeking to close all of its foreign field offices around the world, a move introduced by Director L. Francis Cissna. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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President Trump speaks on a deal to end the partial government shutdown last month. While Trump is expected to maintain his demand for border wall funding in his State of the Union speech, he is also expected to mention issues that carry bipartisan support. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In The Shadow Of The Wall, Trump Will Deliver The State Of The Union

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On Thursday ICE officials confirmed at least six immigrant detainees on a hunger strike are being force-fed through a nasal tube. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Carlos Catarldo Gomez, of Honduras, center, is escorted by Mexican officials after leaving the United States, the first person returned to Mexico to wait for his asylum trial date, in Tijuana, Mexico Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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