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Separated: Inside An American Tragedy

Sep 1, 2020

  On this edition of Your Call, we’re speaking with NBC/MSNBC correspondent Jacob Soboroff about his new book, Separated: Inside an American Tragedy. In 2018, Soboroff exposed the living conditions of 1,500 children who were being held at Casa Padre, a former Walmart, in South Texas.

Amnesty International estimates that between 2017 and 2018, approximately 8,000 families were separated along the border. Two years later, it’s still happening. Physicians for Human Rights call the Trump administration's family separation policy a systematic campaign of torture. What questions do you have and what’s at stake in the presidential election?

Guest:

Jacob Soboroff, award-winning correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC author of the New York Times bestseller Separated: Inside an American Tragedy

Web Resources: 

The Washington Post, Laura Wides-Munoz: The long fights — and hasty decisions — that shape immigration policy 

MSNBC, Andrea Mitchell: 'Separated' author Jacob Soboroff: 'Things are arguably worse than they were two years ago'

Southern Poverty Law Center: Family separation under the Trump administration – a timeline