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Background Research

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

The story of Olivia O is set in today's times (2018/2019). I am not an investigative journalist, but I have been (somewhat obsessively) following the excellent reporting of others. I have tremendous respect for journalists and activists who have put their neck on the line and worked tirelessly to get this story out.



Some Reseach LInks:




Separated: Inside an American Tragedy

I just ordered this book and I can't wait to read it. The award-winning NBC News correspondent lays bare the full truth behind the Trump administration’s systematic separation of families at the US-Mexico border.



More LInks:


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/21/us/migrant-children-border-soap.html#click=https://t.co/wgyFZZJmeA


https://apnews.com/46da2dbe04f54adbb875cfbc06bbc615


https://abcnews.go.com/US/migrant-father-claims-tricked-deported-child-refutes-homeland/


https://www.gq.com/story/us-border-concentration-camps/amp?__twitter_impression=true


https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/06/19/us/trump-voters-family-separation/index.html?__twitter_impression=true


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/child-slavery-trafficking-uk-police-county-lines-home-office-a8925071.html


https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/02/moises-saman-central-america-migrant-caravan-pictures/


https://twitter.com/pmingram/status/1146106185096974337?s=19


http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/061119_warren_verdict/scott-warren-trial-hung-jury-case-no-more-deaths-volunteer/


https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/05/28/i-gave-water-migrants-crossing-arizona-desert-they-charged-me-with-felony/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a2659fb3a517


https://time.com/5619800/drawings-migrant-children-border-detention-aap/?amp=true&__twitter_impression=true


https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/us/politics/us-placed-immigrant-children-with-traffickers-report-says.html#click=https://t.co/bM8Lugpo4i


https://amp.elpasotimes.com/amp/1663750001?__twitter_impression=true


https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5203545?__twitter_impression=true


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1032461#click=https://t.co/bRNCT03w0y


https://aldianews.com/articles/leaders/guatemalan-who-making-american-dream-come-true/51901


https://thehill.com/policy/international/americas/410653-ap-migrant-children-may-be-adopted-after-parents-are-deported


https://theconversation.com/is-the-united-states-on-the-brink-of-a-revolution-123244


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/only-now-do-we-understand-the-true-cruelty-of-trumps-family-separation/2019/10/29/8294ef9e-f9cf-11e9-ac8c-8eced29ca6ef_story.html#click=https://t.co/jgaGcP7tJN


https://twitter.com/BridgetCambria8/status/1190085065126100992?s=19


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna1000746?__twitter_impression=true


https://mavenroundtable.io/theintellectualist/news/migrant-children-are-being-given-to-an-adoption-agency-linked-to-betsy-devos-9j_wI0EkdEuS55b6qnzwsA


https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/431668-thousands-of-migrant-children-were-allegedly-abused-in-us-custody-documents?amp&__twitter_impression=true


https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1231420464901259266.html


https://flores-exhibits.org/#45


https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/feb/21/how-the-american-dream-died-on-the-worlds-busiest-border


https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/11/migrants-fleeing-central-america-guatemala-honduras-el-salvador-family-taken-killed-study?__twitter_impression=true


https://www.aclu.org/blog/immigrants-rights/ice-and-border-patrol-abuses/ice-plans-start-destroying-records-immigrant


https://twitter.com/KasieDC/status/1282476724798795776?s=19


https://twitter.com/ricardo_de_anda/status/1289405699680763905?s=19


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