Krieg Barrie

Policy in its place

Government | How to move forward isn’t the only important question in politics
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 9/05/19, 11:01 am

The new documentary One Child Nation explores the effects of China’s infamous “one-child policy” from 1980 to 2015. In the film, co-director Nanfu Wang returns to her home village to reflect on growing up while the policy was in place, though ignorant of its implications. Only when she herself became pregnant, as an adult living in the United States, did her thoughts turn to the bitter harvest of the one-child years in her home country. While interviewing an elderly midwife, she asks how many babies the woman delivered. “I really don’t know how many I delivered.

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No safe haven

Immigration | Sending asylum-seekers to Mexico to await their court hearings means sending them back to life-threatening conditions (This is the second story in a series.)
by Sophia Lee
Posted 8/29/19, 01:09 pm

Carlos Benjamin Dubon-Moro says that when someone shot his brother multiple times, he had no idea if those bullets were meant for him or if it was a random act of violence. The 27-year-old Guatemalan father of three said he had been receiving threats after campaigning for a political candidate before the shooting. That’s the problem in Guatemala, he told me: You just never know—and you better get out before you find out.

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Sent ‘home’

Immigration | ICE agents are rounding up more Iraqi Christians living with legal status in the United States, as questions mount over the death of Jimmy Aldaoud
by Mindy Belz
Posted 8/09/19, 05:54 pm

In essence, Jimmy Aldaoud was what lawyers call low-hanging fruit. The 41-year-old Detroit suburb resident had more than 20 convictions, the most notable for assault and stealing power tools from a garage in 2012. Family and friends say doctors believed he was bipolar with schizoaffective disorder, plus he was a diabetic. 

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