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Special report: How one man’s death reveals some of the flaws in the Trump immigration policy

A section of the border wall stretches through the Rio Grande Valley in Texas as seen in August 2019.
A section of the border wall stretches through the Rio Grande Valley in Texas as seen in August 2019. (Jinitzail Hernández/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President Donald Trump was elected to office nearly four years ago on promises of shutting out immigrants. He has largely delivered. And while the pros and cons of his administration’s approach have been hashed out in partisan terms, there are real people whose lives have been irrevocably changed due to these policies.

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