Sophia Lee

Sophia is a senior reporter for WORLD Magazine based in Los Angeles. Follow Sophia on Twitter @SophiaLeeHyun.

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Happy heavenly Father

Faith & Inspiration | Over Thanksgiving, an old recording of my parents, my brother, and me was a reminder of God’s love
by Sophia Lee
Posted 12/10/19, 12:06 pm

While I visited my parents over Thanksgiving, they played an audio recording that I had never heard before. The hourlong recording was a collection of some of the most momentous times in their life: their wedding ceremony, my cries as a newborn, my first words, my younger brother’s early mumbling as a baby, and me as a toddler, speaking in sentences, singing, and dancing. 

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Life in a border camp

Immigration | Getting a firsthand look at an immigrant tent camp in Mexico
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/27/19, 12:52 pm

Last week I made a trip to McAllen and El Paso, Texas, to meet with U.S. Border Patrol agents. In McAllen I met an agent who’s been serving in Border Patrol for 18 years. He told me something that I think underscores the real crisis at our border: The human cost of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), aka the “Remain in Mexico” policy.

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Asylum-seeker in limbo

Immigration | A 25-year-old Venezuelan hopes to find refuge in the United States, but tightening asylum rules have diminished his chances
by Sophia Lee
Posted 11/18/19, 11:41 am

Much of the focus regarding the border crisis has been on the spike in numbers of families and children crossing the border unlawfully between ports of entry. I’ve heard countless people ask, “Why don’t they do things the right way and present themselves at the port of entry?” 

Well, here’s a story of someone who tried to do everything the “right” way, and it may end up costing him his asylum case and even endanger his life.

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