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A mother who was deported to Mexico reconnects with her daughters at a family reunification event put on at the U.S.-Mexico border, November 2017. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Biden immigration overhaul would reunite families split up by deportation

When a child loses mom or dad to deportation, the harm can be severe and lasting. New immigration bills in the House and Senate seek to avoid family separation and allow deported parents back home.
Sirley Silveira Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum, kisses her 10-year-old son Diego Magalhaes, after he is released from immigration detention in Chicago on July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Drugging detained children is like using a chemical straitjacket

Psychotropic medication is 'pharmaceutical violence' against migrant children and other incarcerated youth throughout the United States. Drug addiction is one consequence.
A guard walks by toys placed by protesters at a shelter for unaccompanied children in Homestead, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

How we all suffer when migrant children are harmed

Canada's residential school system and the Holocaust offer clear lessons -- that the harm done to migrant children will impact multiple generations of Americans.

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