The Trump administration has recently implemented a policy of separating migrant children from their parents if they cross the southern border other than at a checkpoint. But they began testing a similar policy a year ago.
The Trump administration is removing temporary protected status for El Salvador, a program that has permitted the Velasco family to live and work in the US since 2001. That puts them — and 200,000 other like them — at a tough crossroads.
“Sometimes I’d like to imprison the immigration officials, the judge, the president, so that they can endure 19 days in there with their children,” says one woman who was recently released from immigration detention.
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