Giving birth in ICE custody

December 17, 2019

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A young asylum seeker looks at the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico.

A young asylum seeker looks at the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico.

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Veronica G. Cardenas/Reuters/File Photo

After a 19-year-old Central American woman gave birth in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody in Chula Vista, California, Friday, US officials threatened to deport the mother without her newborn girl. Plus, the profile of an Afghan refugee on the island of Lesbos who started a school in a migrant camp. Greece now plans to close the camp and move asylum seekers to the mainland, however. And, don't drink the water if you're skiing in British Columbia. An investigation found lead-contaminated water in 20 communities, including the iconic ski town of Whistler, a place known for being eco-friendly.

UPDATE: In a previous version of this podcast, we incorrectly stated the government agency involved with the case of the 19-year-old Central American woman was Immigration and Customs Enforcement. It is CBP. 


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