What next for families turned away at the US-Mexico border

March 26, 2021

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A small child is shown wearing a protective face mask and looking through the large medal polls of the US-Mexico border fence.

A migrant child looks through the US-Mexico border wall as a group is processed and taken into custody in Abram-Perezville, Texas, March 21, 2021.


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Many families, most from parts of Central America, are being turned back by US officials at the US-Mexico border in the name of a Trump-era policy to block non-US citizens entering the US by land. And, in the week since American and Chinese officials had their frosty meetings in Alaska, tensions between China and North American and European nations have only escalated. Also, a cargo ship the size of the Empire State Building is blocking traffic in the Suez Canal. It’s a nightmare for the global supply chain but a boon for memes on social media.

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