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Mothers and children experiencing ‘severe anxiety’ at border camps

A one-year-old from El Salvador clings to his mother after she turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. (John Moore/Getty Images)
A one-year-old from El Salvador clings to his mother after she turned themselves in to Border Patrol agents on December 7, 2015 near Rio Grande City, Texas. (John Moore/Getty Images)

After a recent trip to migrant camps along the U.S.-Mexico border, a mental health expert is sharing her observations to better inform how policymakers and advocates understand the challenges facing asylum seekers.

Here & Now’s Deepa Fernandes speaks with Luz Garcini, an assistant professor of psychological sciences at Rice University.

 

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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