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Pablo Christian Soenen is the projects manager at Georgetown University’s Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life and has a background in migration advocacy, including time spent working at the border with the Kino Border Initiative in Nogales.
Young migrants who crossed into the U.S. from Mexico sit on the ground in Eagle Pass, Tex. The photo also shows a Border Patrol agent checking the papers of an adult migrant, but the heads of both are out of the frame. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Pablo Christian Soenen
The transport of nonconsenting asylum seekers is a mainstay of U.S. immigration policy, and certain practices of the Department of Homeland Security have been far more destructive than bussing migrants north.