Molly O'Toole

immigration and security reporter, Los Angeles Times

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Immigration and security reporter, Los Angeles Times

Molly O'Toole on KCRW

The Biden administration came in with a promise to undo the harsh immigration policies of the Trump era.

Biden preserves Trump’s Title 42, which makes migrants easy prey for organized crime

The Biden administration came in with a promise to undo the harsh immigration policies of the Trump era.

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There are 1,800 minors in the federal immigration detention system right now.

Migrant kids stay in detention centers during COVID-19, government says it’s safer that way

There are 1,800 minors in the federal immigration detention system right now.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Trump administration is now sending asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there.

U.S. sends asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there

The Trump administration is now sending asylum seekers to Guatemala, even if they’re not from there.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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