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The Edit, Episode #15: A Conversation About Immigration and Family Separations

On the latest episode of Pacific Standard's podcast about how our stories are made, we talk with contributor Massoud Hayoun about his reporting on a family separated after coming to the United States.

On this episode of The Edit, we spoke with contributing writer Massoud Hayoun about his story on Vilma Carrillo, a migrant from Guatemala seeking asylum in the United States. Carrillo's daughter was born in the U.S. and has American citizenship; because immigration officials refused to detain a citizen with an asylum seeker, she was taken from her mother.

During the conversation, Hayoun discusses Carrillo's situation, the U.S.'s immense immigration backlog, and how the Trump administration has attempted to address this ongoing issue.

You can find Hayoun's story on Carrillo here. And you can read the rest of Hayoun's reporting for Pacific Standard here.

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