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688: The Out Crowd

688: The Out Crowd

Update: 2019-11-17112
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Reports from the frontlines of the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" asylum policy. We hear from asylum seekers waiting across the border in Mexico, in a makeshift refugee camp,  and from the officers who sent them there to wait in the first place. 
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Jennifer LyBarger

Makes me ashamed to hear how these people are treated, turned away to be kidnapped or worse!! We should be doing everything we can to help them. What if the roles were reversed? What then?? Oh no, that wouldn't be tolerated then. While Trump sits comfortably in the White House with his immigrant wife. These people live in constant fear so of course "David" and his children have PTSD. So inhumane, we could help these people but Trump ties immigrations hands. All Trump cares about is Power and money. Ego driven POS. He needs to be put in the same situation these poor people are in. He needs to be humbled!! If only!!

Dec 3rd
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J B

Trumps immigration policy is the same as Obama's. Sorry correction Obama's was much harsher but suddenly it's wrong when Orange man does it.

Nov 25th
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BC

The part where the immigration officer acknowledges that the refugees are in danger, that the officer believes them, but they sending them back into danger was heart-rending.

Nov 23rd
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Peggy Huber

Is there anything we can do to help protect or support refugees like these families? Reputable organizations to contact or donate to? What can be done to stop the persecution in these countries?

Nov 20th
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JML

sounds like a "white bummer" episode.

Nov 19th
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SwissSandra

This one was so hard to listen to... utterly heartbreaking at times. 😭

Nov 18th
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