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In this March 3, 2015, photo, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers escort an arrestee in an apartment building in the Bronx borough of New York during a series of early morning raids. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Kelly Lytle Hernández is a historian and professor at UCLA and newly named MacArthur Fellow. Her work focuses on the U.S. history of mass incarceration and immigrant detention. Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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Rebel Historian Who Reframes History Receives MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

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When children are held for long periods away in detention centers, such as this center for migrant children in Carrizo Springs, Texas, they may suffer psychological harm. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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During a service at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Postville, Iowa, last year, Consuelo Lopez (center, right) and her son Pedro carry a book containing the names of those arrested and detained during a 2008 Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid on a local meat processing plant. Consuelo Lopez, who cut meat at the plant, was among those detained and deported. Jim Slosiarek/The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gazette hide caption

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When His Mom Was Deported In 2008, A Certainty Shattered: 'Where Is Home?'

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Nation's Largest Hispanic Journalist Group Drops Fox News Sponsorship

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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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