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AP reveals politics of immigration policy shifts

Immigration reporter Nomaan Merchant, Houston, for two stories on how the Trump administration is dealing with the surge of migrant families at the border and a claimed lack of detention space. Merchant spotted a solicitation for contractors to build tents near the U.S.-Mexico border to temporarily detain and process immigrant families, and he followed with an accountability story revelaing that thousands of beds for detained families are empty at a time when President Trump was calling the country “full,” and threatening to send migrants to sanctuary cities as political retribution.

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