Seeking Asylum

The Human Cost

In the Headlines

In 2019, President Donald J. Trump upended decades of U.S. policy and announced that America would not be accepting asylum seekers who travel through Mexico. He effectively banned the thousands of men, women, and children from Central America looking for refuge. As American asylum policy has grown more restrictive under the Trump administration, thousands have been stranded at borders and within the judicial system. This volume features reporting on the human consequences of the growing immigration crisis, exploring the factors that drive asylum seekers to American borders and the long, complicated path that awaits them as they attempt to find a safe haven. Media literacy questions and terms further challenge readers to assess how journalistic principles are applied to the coverage of this vulnerable group.

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Reading Level: 9

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Bound Book
ISBN : 978-1-6428-2418-6
Author : The New York Times Editorial Staff
Copyright : 2021
Language : English
Pages : 224
Trim : 6" x 9"
Dewey : 323.631--dc23
Black-and-White Photographs • Glossary • Index • Media Literacy Terms • Media Literacy Questions • MLA Citations • Detailed Table of Contents