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Indianapolis Colts football player Edwin Jackson in a photo from earlier this year. Jackson, 26, was one of two men killed when a suspected drunken driver struck them as they stood outside their car along a highway in Indianapolis. AP hide caption

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People attend an orientation class in filing up their application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Oops, We Lost Your DACA Application

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When Donald Trump announced his bid for the presidency in June 2015 at Trump Tower, he called Mexican immigrants "rapists" among other insults. The tone Trump set on immigration has been picked up by both Republican candidates running for governor. Kena Betancur /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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10-Year-Old Girl Is Detained By Border Patrol After Emergency Surgery

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Florinda Lorenzo came to the U.S. from Guatemala 14 years ago. She checks in with ICE regularly — a requirement stemming from a 2010 arrest, though the charges were later dropped. She says the check-ins have become "painful and stressful" because she's worried she will be detained. Marisa Penaloza/NPR hide caption

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Once Routine, ICE Check-Ins Now Fill Immigrants In U.S. Illegally With Anxiety

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There are signs that fewer immigrants in the U.S. illegally are filing taxes than in previous years. Ronnie Kaufman/Getty Images hide caption

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Tax Filings Seen Dipping Amid Trump Crackdown On Illegal Immigration

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U.S. Border Patrol boats move along the Rio Grande near an international crossing between the United States and Mexico on March 16. Customs and Border Protection have announced that apprehensions along the southwest border dropped in both February and March, when they usually rise. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Fearing Deportation, Families Plan For The Worst

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In Season Three: Episode Two- While Luis finds himself sinking further into servitude on the farm, Isaac tries to protect Coy from abusive conditions in the fields. Meanwhile, Jeanette begins to wonder if her family is down-playing a trailer fire, which killed a number of their undocumented workers. Nicole Wilder/ABC hide caption

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This privately owned land along the southern border was bisected by a fence a decade ago. The owner, O.D. Emery, still supports the fence. Ravenna Koenig/NPR hide caption

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On Both Sides Of The Mexican Border, Fear Grows For U.S.-Bound Migrants

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