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They Took the Children for a Bath and Never Brought Them Back

On our podcast: An immigration lawyer tells harrowing stories of asylum-seekers at the southern U.S. border.

A migrant child looks out the window of a bus as protesters try to block a bus carrying migrant children out of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Detention Center on June 23 in McAllen, Texas.  (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A migrant child looks out the window of a bus as protesters try to block a bus carrying migrant children out of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Detention Center on June 23 in McAllen, Texas. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Attorney Anne Chandler has been providing legal aid to asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexican border for years. A few months ago, she noticed things were changing. The refugees were being brought to court in shackles. Children were being separated from their parents. On our podcast this week, Chandler, who runs the Houston office of the Tahirih Justice Center, shares some of the traumatic stories she’s heard from clients.

Attorney Anne Chandler has been providing legal aid to asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexican border for years. A few months ago, she noticed things were changing. The refugees were being brought to court in shackles. Children were being separated from their parents. On our podcast this week, Chandler, who runs the Houston office of the Tahirih Justice Center, shares some of the traumatic stories she’s heard from clients.

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