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A lot of Iowa business owners in towns like Mount Pleasant are facing chronic labor shortages. One solution is to encourage more outsiders to come to the state, including immigrants. Jim Zarroli/NPR hide caption

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With Workers Hard To Find, Immigration Crackdown Leaves Iowa Town In A Bind

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Drivers line up in the border city of Juárez in Mexico's Chihuahua state, as they attempt to cross the border at El Paso, Texas. The Guatemalan consul has confirmed that a Guatemalan boy apprehended with his mother last month had died Tuesday night. Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vianeth Avila's husband, Cuban-born Jesus Avila, was detained by immigration officials at the airport as they returned from their honeymoon. In recent years, the U.S. government has taken a tougher stand against Cuban immigrants. Daniel Rivero/WLRN hide caption

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Cuban Immigrants Were Given A Haven In The U.S.; Now They're Being Deported

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An asylum-seeker rests outside El Chaparral port of entry while he waits for his turn to present himself to U.S. border authorities to request asylum, in Tijuana, Mexico, last month. A federal appeals court has granted the Trump administration's request to temporarily allow the government to continue to return asylum-seekers to Mexico while it appeals an ruling that blocked the policy. Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gusmary Añez sits in a tent with two of her children. She and her husband, along with their four children, had been sleeping outdoors in Maicao, a Colombian town near the Venezuelan border. Now they live in one of 60 tents at the camp that house more than 300 Venezuelans. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Venezuelans Find Temporary Lifeline At Colombia's First Border Tent Camp

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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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