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Irsi Castillo of Honduras holds her 3-year-old daughter just after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S. at El Paso, Texas. Castillo is one in the surge of thousands of migrants claiming asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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With Thousands Of Migrants Crossing The Border Daily, We Asked 'Why Now?'

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The Aquarius, a former North Atlantic fisheries protection ship now used by humanitarian groups SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), is seen in December 2017 during a rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea. The rescue ship was stranded this weekend after Italy and Malta refused to allow it to dock. Federico Scoppa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistani refugees go on a hunger strike during a protest against the EU's deportation deal with Turkey at Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece, on Wednesday. The pope and the Orthodox Church's ecumenical patriarch may be visiting the island soon. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Joanna Kakissis On Morning Edition: Pope Francis May Travel To Greek Island

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A boy plays in a puddle at a makeshift camp occupied by migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on Thursday. Andrej Isakovic/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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