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World Podcast: Biden shut a migrant camp. Then this bigger one appeared

16:20  21 september  2021
16:20  21 september  2021 Source:   latimes.com

Federal Task Force Says Up to 2,000 Families Still Separated by Trump-Era Border Policy

  Federal Task Force Says Up to 2,000 Families Still Separated by Trump-Era Border Policy The task force is launching a program Monday that looks to boost efforts to reunite separated parents and children.The numbers are just estimates because of a lack of accurate records from former President Donald Trump's administration, said Michelle Brané, executive director of the Family Reunification Task Force.

Right now, migrant camps are popping up on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. They're filled with people who escaped dire circumstances in their home countries and seek a chance at officially living in the United States. But the Biden administration is telling these people, much like in the Trump years: Better luck next time.

a group of people walking on a beach: Plaza Las Americas migrant camp in Reynosa, Mexico. (Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times) © (Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times) Plaza Las Americas migrant camp in Reynosa, Mexico. (Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times)

Today, we launch the first in a two-part series on these camps. We start in Reynosa, Mexico, where about 2,000 Central Americans wait for their U.S. amnesty cases to be heard. Later this week, we'll head to Del Rio, Texas, where more than 16,000 Haitians have gathered — and are currently getting deported.

At London's Old Vic, 'Camp Siegfried' probes American Nazis

  At London's Old Vic, 'Camp Siegfried' probes American Nazis LONDON (AP) — What could be more American than summer camp? It has fresh air, sailing, cookouts — and, in Bess Wohl’s new play, swastikas. “Camp Siegfried” is based on a real-life camp on Long Island in the 1930s that indoctrinated young German-Americans into Nazi ideology. The play has its opening night Friday at London’s Old Vic Theatre, the venue’s first show to full-capacity audiences since the coronavirus pandemic began. Photos from the era“Camp Siegfried” is based on a real-life camp on Long Island in the 1930s that indoctrinated young German-Americans into Nazi ideology. The play has its opening night Friday at London’s Old Vic Theatre, the venue’s first show to full-capacity audiences since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guest: L.A. Times Houston bureau chief Molly Hennessy-Fiske

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This story originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.

'Amistad' binds Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña amid migrant crisis .
DEL RIO, Texas (AP) — Amistad — Spanish for friendship — binds the sister cities of Del Rio, Texas, and Ciudad Acuña, Mexico. Each year, the border communities that sit across the Rio Grande from one another come together to celebrate that bond during the Fiesta de la Amistad. Leaders from both sides of the border meet at the festival and share abrazos, or hugs, to commemorate their common history and an agreement between the U.S. and Mexico to build the Amistad Dam and Reservoir in the 1960s. The relationship shows in many ways, with workers and families typically going back-and-forth between Acuña and Del Rio daily.

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