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'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family
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'I never thought I would see her again': Children reunited with migrant family (July 19, 2018)

A family fleeing gang violence in Honduras was separated at the U.S. border under the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.

'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies
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'A war on the indigenous': Albert Bender on Trump's border policies (July 13, 2018)

Donald Trump’s inhuman campaign at the border amounts to a war against the Native people of this hemisphere.

Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families
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Grannies and Abuelas are heading to the border to support families (July 10, 2018)

A caravan of concerned women will head to the Mexico border to deliver grandmotherly love to migrant families.

'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters
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'It's gut-wrenching': Migrant children still being held in shelters (July 9, 2018)

Children as young as 5 are still being detained by the United States despite orders to reunite them with their families.

Former Miss Indian New Mexico was told she'd be 'deported' by security guard
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Former Miss Indian New Mexico was told she'd be 'deported' by security guard (July 6, 2018)

Shopping while indigenous appears to be a new crime in sunny southern California.

Kirk Francis: Disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country continues today
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Kirk Francis: Disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country continues today (July 3, 2018)

Indian Country has a long, complicated, and often conflicted relationship with the United States.

Mark Maxey: Indigenous children have long been separated from their families
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Mark Maxey: Indigenous children have long been separated from their families (July 2, 2018)

Many Indigenous Nations and citizens believe that nothing has changed in over 400 years

'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter
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'We care for these kids': Protesters hit Melania Trump on visit to migrant shelter (June 29, 2018)

First Lady Melania Trump visited a migrant shelter that houses more than 100 children who have been separated from their families.

PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks
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PASS THE BILL, President Trump tweeted. Republicans said no thanks (June 28, 2018)

A last-ditch effort at immigration reform was soundly defeated in the House, with almost half of the Republicans joining all Democrats to kill the bill.

'Bigotry hook, line, and sinker': Supreme Court backs Trump's travel ban
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'Bigotry hook, line, and sinker': Supreme Court backs Trump's travel ban (June 27, 2018)

President Trump’s executive order barring travelers coming from six countries with Muslim majorities, is now a permanent part of U.S. immigration policy.

'I only want my daughter': Migrant mother separated from 12-year-old girl
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'I only want my daughter': Migrant mother separated from 12-year-old girl (June 27, 2018)

A Guatemalan woman who was separated from her daughter after they crossed the border is suing the federal government to get her child back.

'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border
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'No question at all': More Indigenous families are crossing the border (June 25, 2018)

Language barriers mean Indigenous families may be more likely to be split up when they cross into the United States.

Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation
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Graham Lee Brewer: Colonial violence on the Tohono O'odham Nation (June 25, 2018)

Tribal members positioned to help Border Patrol are instead getting run down by its agents.

David Quincy: Indigenous people remember when America was 'great'
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David Quincy: Indigenous people remember when America was 'great' (June 25, 2018)

History is repeating itself, and again it is our most vulnerable who is suffering these genocidal acts.

Cronkite News: Trump shifts immigration debate to crime after rocky week
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Cronkite News: Trump shifts immigration debate to crime after rocky week (June 25, 2018)

So-called 'Angel Families' told President Trump that separation of families is a small price to pay for border security.

'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy
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'This is still Indian Country': Indian lawmakers trash Trump's immigration policy (June 22, 2018)

Indigenous families are being separated at the border, Native lawmakers said, calling on tribal citizens to fight the Trump administration's 'zero tolerance' policy.

Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill
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Cronkite News: Republicans buck party leaders and derail immigration bill (June 22, 2018)

Conservative Republicans bucked their party’s leaders and joined Democrats to kill a GOP-backed immigration reform bill in the House.

'Never Again': Trump administration revives boarding school era
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'Never Again': Trump administration revives boarding school era (June 21, 2018)

The Trump administration’s actions are an attempt to write another chapter of the boarding school era, this time for immigrant families.

'Open our communities to them': Doug George-Kanentiio on refugees
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'Open our communities to them': Doug George-Kanentiio on refugees (June 21, 2018)

We must not permit these Native children to be tossed about the country, living in fear.

Aaron Payment: Innocent children victmized again by our government
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Aaron Payment: Innocent children victmized again by our government (June 20, 2018)

There are so many parallels to the current crisis of internment of innocent immigrant children with Indian boarding schools and forced reservation policy.

'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy
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'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy (June 20, 2018)

Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an 'affront to the decency of the American people' as the Trump administration continued to defend the controversial policy.

'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
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'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families (June 20, 2018)

Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.

'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families
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'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families (June 19, 2018)

At what point does the United States have to realize they are the bad guys?

Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation
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Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation (June 19, 2018)

Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.

Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation
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Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation (June 15, 2018)

Republican leaders derailed an attempt to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, drawing outrage from Democrats.

'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border
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'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border (June 13, 2018)

A new group called Free the Children Coalition is denouncing the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.

Trump Administration: Domestic abuse or gang violence no longer grounds for asylum
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Trump Administration: Domestic abuse or gang violence no longer grounds for asylum (June 12, 2018)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said immigrant victims of gang violence or domestic abuse will no longer be able to claim asylum in the United States.

Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school

Deb Haaland's great-grandfather was taken from family and sent to boarding school (June 7, 2018)

Deb Haaland is connecting with voters by linking her Laguna Pueblo background to her progressive Democratic campaign in New Mexico.

Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children
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Cronkite News: Head of Homeland Secretary refutes reports of 'lost' children (June 1, 2018)

'If you come here illegally, whether you’re single, whether you have a family ... you’ve broken the law," Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

Cronkite News: Trump's Education secretary defends remarks about undocumented students
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Cronkite News: Trump's Education secretary defends remarks about undocumented students (May 25, 2018)

Democratic lawmakers and advocates demanded Education Secretary Betsy DeVos disavow her remarks about schools and undocumented students.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: The American dream was built on the bodies of Indian people (May 9, 2018)

One of America's continuing problem has always been the omission of the Indian history and experience.

Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime
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Cronkite News: Supreme Court strikes down law linked to violent crime (April 18, 2018)

The Supreme Court ruled that a federal law allowing deportation of immigrants who commit 'crimes of violence' was unconstitutionally vague, a decision hailed by Arizona immigration lawyers as promising.

Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence
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Tribes confront unique problems in battle against domestic violence (April 10, 2018)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have had particularly interesting experiences as they hold non-Indians accountable for domestic violence.

Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions
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Indigenous game helps arrivals, new and old, preserve traditions (March 13, 2018)

A ball game that has been played in Mexico for centuries gives indigenous people a way to maintain their traditions in the United States,

Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians
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Associated Press forced to debunk article about Trump and Indians (February 28, 2018)

An obviously fake article on a satirical website had to be debunked, again, after it claimed President Donald Trump wanted to ship Native Americans 'back to where they came from – India.'

Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling
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Leader of Winnebago Tribe clashes with sheriff over racial profiling (February 27, 2018)

The leader of the Winnebago Tribe is criticizing a local sheriff's decision to allow jailers to be deputized so they can enforce federal immigration laws.

Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown
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Cronkite News: Congress passes bill to end another short shutdown (February 9, 2018)

A brief government shutdown ended amid opposition from an unusual coalition of budget hawks and immigration advocates.

Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers
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Cronkite News: Marathon speech serves as rallying cry for Dreamers (February 8, 2018)

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s unprecedented, all-day floor speech demanding a vote on #Dreamers legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open.

Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support
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Cronkite News: Immigration bills see little White House support (February 6, 2018)

Sen. John McCain introduced a bill Monday that gives Dreamers a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security – but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a 'waste of time.'

Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington
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Cronkite News: Another shutdown deadline approaches in Washington (February 2, 2018)

With a week to go before the budget expires, and Congress not meeting again until Monday, there is little outward sign of progress on spending or DACA bills that could head off the next government shutdown.

Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol
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Cronkite News: Republican calls for arrest of 'illegal aliens' at U.S. Capitol (January 31, 2018)

Two Arizona lawmakers invited DACA recipients as guests to the State of the Union address, where another lawmaker said the immigrants should be arrested by Capitol Police if they cannot provide their papers.

Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist
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Cronkite News: Trump immigration and border plan slammed as racist (January 29, 2018)

A White House plan to give a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for a border wall and tougher immigration policies is being attacked from all sides.

Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan
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Cronkite News: White House promises to deliver immigration plan (January 26, 2018)

A reported White House plan could give the so-called Dreamers a path to citizenship over 10 or more years.

Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona
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Cronkite News: Border Patrol agents accused of vandalism in Arizona (January 25, 2018)

Seven humanitarian aid workers with the advocacy group No More Deaths are facing multiple federal misdemeanor charges, while another volunteer has been charged with harboring undocumented immigrants, a felony.

Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C.
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Border wall opposed by Tohono O'odham Nation 'off the table' in D.C. (January 24, 2018)

An offer to fund a wall along the United States border with Mexico is 'off the table,' according to the top Democrat in the Senate.

President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown
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President Trump signs bill to end three days of government shutdown (January 23, 2018)

The shutdown of the federal government is over after three days of confusion.

Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution
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Cronkite News: Children of immigrants eye permanent 'Dreamers' solution (January 17, 2018)

A permanent solution for the so-called 'Dreamers' will require an act of Congress, pro-DACA activists, along with dozens of DACA recipients, said at a rally in Arizona.

Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants
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Cronkite News: Trump slams program for children of undocumented migrants (January 16, 2018)

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue accepting renewal applications under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people
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Gyasi Ross: Everyone mad about Trump should have listened to Native people (January 16, 2018)

Donald Trump has repeatedly said untrue disgusting lies about Native for decades hoping to harm Native communities.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs
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Doug George-Kanentiio: Native people are no stranger to Trump's ethnic slurs (January 16, 2018)

No national media outlet has contacted indigenous leaders or commentators to inquire as to their thoughts about immigration and the use of blatantly racist remarks by Donald Trump.

Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office
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Tim Giago: Indian Country in danger as long as Donald Trump remains in office (January 15, 2018)

Donald J. Trump just unleashed the word 'shit' into the national and international lexicon as a part of the everyday usage by American politicians.

Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments
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Lornet Turnbull: President Trump again plays to his base with racist comments (January 15, 2018)

Perhaps President Trump will grind his base down to the smallest nubbin of a demographic. Polls show his numbers are dropping.

Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation considered deadliest migrant trail
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Cronkite News: Tohono O'odham Nation considered deadliest migrant trail (October 27, 2017)

'The Sonoran Desert has a secret,' artist Alvaro Enciso said. 'Not very many people know about 3,000 casualties here, 2,000 people missing.'

The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream'
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The Conversation: Indigenous people invented the so-called 'American Dream' (October 10, 2017)

On Indigenous Peoples Day, it’s worth underscoring something that many archaeologists know: many of the values that inspire the American Dream originate with native North Americans.

Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination
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Gyasi Ross: Donald Trump threatens our indigenous relatives with new form of termination (September 12, 2017)

Writing for The Huffington Post, Gyasi Ross offers an indigenous perspective on the end of the Dreamers program for children of immigrants.

First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns
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First Americans and New Americans come together to address shared concerns (September 11, 2017)

With immigration and border policies changing dramatically under President Trump, a unique event is seeking to bridge the divide between the first Americans and more recent arrivals.

Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants
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Cronkite News: President Trump ends program for children of undocumented immigrants (September 5, 2017)

The Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for children of undocumented immigrants.

Mark Charles: A Native perspective is missing in America's immigration debate
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Mark Charles: A Native perspective is missing in America's immigration debate (September 5, 2017)

Because of our nation's history, and who is making the arguments, does not the entire conversation border on the absurd?

Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff
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Steve Russell: President Trump throws brown people under the bus with pardon of ex-sheriff (August 28, 2017)

By pardoning Joe Arpaio, our law and order president has endorsed treating brown people differently than white people, Steve Russell writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric
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Jenni Monet: Indigenous rights activists respond to White supremacist rhetoric (August 28, 2017)

Indigenous and Latino rights advocates stood together to protest racial inequality in Arizona’s justice system as President Donald Trump returned to their state for the first time since the election.