“Missing in Brooks County”: Thousands of Migrants Denied Due Process at Border Have Died in Desert

We continue to look at the humanitarian crisis along the border, where more people are dying trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border than ever before, as President Biden has increased funding for border enforcement and militarization even as he vowed not to expand Trump’s border wall. We go to Brooks County in South Texas, which …
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Family Searching for Migrant Father Who Went Missing in Texas Desert as Border Deaths Hit Record

Armando Alejo Hernández went missing in the desert after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in May of 2021, but not before sending several last audio messages to his eldest son describing the difficult terrain and asking for help. “He wasn’t feeling so good, and he was out of water and food,” says Hernández’s 17-year-old son Derek. …
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Missing White Woman Syndrome: Media Obsess Over Some Cases as Black, Brown & Indigenous Women Ignored

Wall-to-wall coverage of the case of Gabby Petito — a 22-year-old white woman and blogger who went missing while traveling with her fiancé Brian Laundrie and whose remains were found in a national park in Wyoming — has renewed attention on what some call “missing white woman syndrome,” the media’s inordinate focus on white female …
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Are institutions failing missing Black people and their families?

Police have found a body in their search for missing Bristol student Olisa Odukwe. They are carrying out the formal identification process, and aren’t treating the death as suspicious. It comes at a moment in which many are accusing the police and mainstream media of failing to provide support and answers for the families of …
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"They Were Tortured": 4 Families Torn Apart by Trump Are Reunited. 1,000+ Still Separated, Missing.

This week, four parents from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico were reunited with their children in the United States after being separated under former President Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. They were the first families to be reunited on U.S. soil since the Biden administration began its reunification process. “Although we love to see the reunifications …
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The impact of missing school could ‘last a lifetime’ for the poorest children

Educators are warning that the disadvantage gap in education will continue to grow without more support. Fears have been raised that the poorest families do not have the resources and time to invest in home working as coronavirus (Covid-19) cases rise, exacerbating the gap already widened by lockdown. Deborah Barnett, schools manager at Transforming Lives …
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The ‘dangerous problem’ that was completely missing from the presidential debate

Contrary to initial expectations, the climate crisis did feature in the presidential debate on 29 September. Candidates also faced a question on the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Presidential nominees got asked about climate change at a debate for the first time in over a decade— Here’s what Trump and Biden had to say about the ongoing …
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