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My Family Is Afraid of I.C.E.
Immigrants are humans too.
author image The writer feels negative attitudes toward immigrants has dramatically worsened since Trump was elected president.

One morning last March, I was getting ready for school when my aunt came over to tell us that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.) officials were downstairs knocking hard on the door of the building next to ours. We were scared because we didn’t know who they were looking for... [more]

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