World Brazil deploys military to boost security at Venezuela border
Lawyers on the Border Still Dealing With Fallout From Family Separations
While the political conversation has moved on from the now-defunct family separation policy, the real-world effects continue to be felt.In June, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the Trump Administration to reunite the more than 2,000 families separated under a policy aimed at deterring illegal immigration. According to a federal filing last week, 565 children remain separated from their parents, some of whom have already been deported.
Brazil President Michel Temer signed a decree Tuesday to send the army to "guarantee law and order" on the border with crisis-hit Venezuela after recent violent clashes.
Earlier this month, more than a thousand homeless Venezuelan immigrants who had flooded over the border into Brazil's northwestern Roraima state were driven back by an angry mob that rampaged through their makeshift tent following
Temer said his measure was aimed at providing "security for Brazilian citizens but also Venezuelan immigrants fleeing their country."
Venezuelans flee to Brazil despite attacks
The numbers fleeing economic chaos show no sign of abating, as Venezuela tries to stabilise its economy.The number of Venezuelans entering Brazil is rising, officials say, despite Saturday's attacks on makeshift migrant border camps.
He also branded Venezuela's crisis as "tragic," saying it "threatens the harmony of practically the entire continent."
The United Nations says some 2.3 million Venezuelans are living outside their homeland, with 1.6 million of those having left since 2015.
Oil-rich but over-reliant, Venezuela is in
Security Minister Sergio Etchegoyen warned that Brazil "needs to discipline" the influx of migrants.
The lasting effects of family separations, as seen through the eyes of a 13-year-old .
Alejandro and his mom journeyed for days without food, stuck in a putrid bus with 65 strangers stuffed "all on top of each other." Then they reached the US, where their nightmare really began. The Guatemalan migrants, desperate to flee violence back home, left everything they knew for one dangerous attempt to seek US asylum. But what they faced in the US turned out to be far more arduous than their grueling 9-day trek across Mexico. "We just thought that they would empathize with us and that it would be different. But it didn't go that way," 13-year-old Alejandro said. "We had to suffer.
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