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Anyone Who Had a Heart, Part 3

By Dan McClenaghan

The nurse from the hospital, behind the wheel of Frank and Jolene’s car, careened through the streets with the heart patient, Frank, laid out in the back seat. He was, she estimated, sinking toward death, about a thousand pulse beats away from the end.


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From SPLC: President Trump’s DACA Statement, Annotated

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We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules. But that’s not what the action that the White House took today is about. This is about young people who grew up in America—kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.


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