September 8, 2020

Unthinkable Trauma

Maria and Julio talk with Jacob Soboroff, a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and author of the New York Times bestseller Separated: Inside an American Tragedy. They dive into the history of ripping parents and children from each other at the U.S. border, the unfathomable trauma that ensues, and how the Trump administration has systematically pursued a policy of family separation. ITT Staff Picks:  - Dara Lind and Lomi Kriel report for ProPublica about thousands of migrant children who have been expelled from the U.S. by the Trump administration under the pretext of COVID-19. - Evgenia Peretz writes, "The Millers’ respective issues dovetail in a single phenomenon: harm to immigrant communities and people of color" in this analysis of what has shaped Stephen Miller's politics and the influence his wife and him have on White House policy for Vanity Fair. - Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff write that an inspector general report confirms migrant children were left waiting in vans for hours, sometimes overnight, while waiting to be reunited with their parents for NBC News. Photo credit: John Moore/Getty Images  

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