Trump administration is using the pandemic to halt young asylum-seekers

May 20, 2020

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A young boy is shown wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and standing at a border patrol table.

Juan, an 8-year-old unaccompanied minor from Guatemala, is registered by a border patrol agent in a field, after surrendering to border patrol with a group of other asylum-seeking migrants who crossed into the United States from Mexico, in Los Ebanos, Texas, May 7, 2019.

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The pandemic has not stopped children and teenage migrants from showing up alone at the US border hoping to apply for asylum. But how they’re being treated by US authorities has changed dramatically and critics say the Trump administration is using the pandemic as a way to halt any entries across the border. Also, the historic theater district in London has been quiet since the coronavirus outbreak hit. And, there are no signs that the curtains will be raised again soon. Plus, Polish musician Kazik's song, “Your Pain is Better Than Mine,” topped the charts in Poland. The song is widely seen as criticizing the head of Poland's ruling nationalist party. A few minutes after the song’s #1 slot was announced, Radio Three allegedly deleted the song from their website and is now accused of censorship.

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