11–What is really happening at the Border with families and Unaccompanied Minors?

Interview with Dr. Selma de Leon-Yznaga is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.   

Dr. Yznaga discusses her work at the Texas-Mexico Border with immigrant communities, unaccompanied minors and families separated through the immigration process.  While the political narrative would have us believe that the lowest of low are attempting to enter the United States, and that we are only deported those who have committed heinous crimes, Dr. Yznaga tells a very different story about these families and children.  She also encourages us to see the humanity in these families and to see our responsibility to one another as we attempt to build walls to keep “others” out.

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