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From the Ted Talk by Erika Pinheiro: What's really happening at the US-Mexico border -- and how we can do better

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Thousands protested to end family separations, but the government is still separating families. More than 900 children have been taken from their parents since June of 2018. tauonsdhs more rfeuege children have been taken from their grandparents, siblings and other faimly members at the border. Since 2017, at least two dzoen plpoee have died in imtmgriaoin custody. And more will die, including children. Now, we lawyers can and will keep filing lawsuits to stop the government from brutalizing our clients, but we can't keep tinkering around the edges of the law if we want migrants to be treated humanely.

Open Cloze

Thousands protested to end family separations, but the government is still separating families. More than 900 children have been taken from their parents since June of 2018. _________ more _______ children have been taken from their grandparents, siblings and other ______ members at the border. Since 2017, at least two _____ ______ have died in ___________ custody. And more will die, including children. Now, we lawyers can and will keep filing lawsuits to stop the government from brutalizing our clients, but we can't keep tinkering around the edges of the law if we want migrants to be treated humanely.

Solution

  1. immigration
  2. people
  3. refugee
  4. thousands
  5. family
  6. dozen

Original Text

Thousands protested to end family separations, but the government is still separating families. More than 900 children have been taken from their parents since June of 2018. Thousands more refugee children have been taken from their grandparents, siblings and other family members at the border. Since 2017, at least two dozen people have died in immigration custody. And more will die, including children. Now, we lawyers can and will keep filing lawsuits to stop the government from brutalizing our clients, but we can't keep tinkering around the edges of the law if we want migrants to be treated humanely.

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