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Africa Bureau Chief for the Washington Post. Formerly in Kabul. Ashamed Floridian. SieffK@washpost.com

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you know about the border wall family separations and the narrowing asylum process but us migration deterrence
You know about the border wall, family separations and the narrowing asylum process. But U.S. migration deterrence has another face in the mountains of Guatemala: The Stay Here Center. https://t.co/7R2DRZmzVM
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the ceo of the world s largest investment group visits mexico the antagonism between our nations dehumanizes a
The CEO of @blackrock, the world's largest investment group, visits Mexico: "The antagonism between our nations dehumanizes and hurts. It damages the source of economic opportunities. It reduces and weakens the vision of companies, workers and investors."
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one of the most moving reporting moments i ve had in a long time was watching lucia valdez a descendant of afr
One of the most moving reporting moments I've had in a long time was watching Lucia Valdez, a descendant of African American slaves who fled to Mexico, sing the English hymns of her ancestors. You can watch some of the video here: https://t.co/qCIppgEiDg
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Kevin Sieff
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based on the ecuadorian foreign minister s account julian assange was possibly my college roommate he skateboa
Based on the Ecuadorian foreign minister's account, Julian Assange was possibly my college roommate: "He skateboarded, played soccer and physically shook a worker at the embassy. He used his speakers at 1.30am.”
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i interviewed al bashir in khartoum a few years ago and asked if he planned to be president for life this is w
I interviewed al-Bashir in Khartoum a few years ago and asked if he planned to be president for life. This is what he said: https://t.co/p6rm906gq7
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the top icc prosecutor wanted to investigate possible war crimes committed by american troops in afghanistan t
The top ICC prosecutor wanted to investigate possible war crimes committed by American troops in Afghanistan. The US responded by revoking her visa. https://t.co/rOnwNhNs7q
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mexico s foreign minister on trump s threat to close the border the us secretary of state and his team have to
Mexico's foreign minister @m_ebrard on Trump's threat to close the border: "The U.S. Secretary of State and his team have told us that this is not a measure they’re going to apply."
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Kevin Sieff
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the biggest us policy change in the region for many years was announced from mar a lago and has still not been
The biggest US policy change in the region for many years was announced from Mar-a-Lago and has still not been formally communicated to Honduras, Guatemala or El Salvador. https://t.co/UqNnY8ofiA
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Kevin Sieff
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the trump administration just cut off aid to the country the trump administration has praised for reducing mig
The Trump Administration just cut off aid to the country the Trump Administration has praised for reducing migration. Yes, you read that correctly. https://t.co/DSsN9nHLzC
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Kevin Sieff
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since the beginning of 2019 mexico has deported 25000 people according to inamimx not exactly a hands off immi
Since the beginning of 2019, Mexico has deported 25,000 people, according to @INAMI_mx. Not exactly a hands-off immigration policy.
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@ksieff 3 months
mexico s largest airline is trolling americans and it s the best h t aeromexico
Mexico's largest airline is trolling Americans and it's the best. h/t @Aeromexico
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hey tomi washington post shithole bureau chief here love your foreign affairs reporting did you know there are
Hey Tomi, Washington Post shithole bureau chief here. Love your foreign affairs reporting. Did you know there are 8.7 million Americans living overseas? Can’t imagine why they would leave home. https://t.co/Vazd6Ts3Pe
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Kevin Sieff
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@ksieff 10 months
it is shockingly difficult for immigration attorneys to locate children separated from their parents at the bo
It is shockingly difficult for immigration attorneys to locate children separated from their parents at the border. Today I spoke to lawyers who represent more than 400 parents. They've located two children.
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@ksieff 7 months
they served in the army the border patrol and the police they have official us birth certificates but the gove
They served in the army, the border patrol and the police. They have official US birth certificates. But the government is denying their passport applications and telling them they aren't American citizens. https://t.co/UOITShU6F8
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@ksieff 9 months
this photo a father deported to el salvador without his daughter talks to her over the phone she s calling fro
This photo. A father deported to El Salvador without his daughter talks to her over the phone. She's calling from a shelter somewhere in the United States.

“Papa,” she said. “When are you going to take me out of here?”
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@ksieff 4 months
the girl had a temperature of 1057 degrees she hadn t eaten or consumed water for several days but she was det
The girl had a temperature of 105.7 degrees. She hadn't eaten or consumed water for several days. But she was detained for eight hours before emergency responders arrived. https://t.co/M4RKTR7wSI
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@ksieff 7 months
how can you prove that you re a us citizen your birth certificate your voter registration card your military i
How can you prove that you're a US citizen? Your birth certificate? Your voter registration card? Your military ID? Your social security number? Here's what I learned: none of that is enough any more.
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@ksieff 10 months
here s the story we just published it s clear to me that there is no plan to reunify these families
Here's the story we just published. It's clear to me that there is no plan to reunify these families. https://t.co/IH25kUARfL
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@ksieff 3 months
when trump visits mcallen tomorrow he ll be promoting a 57 billion border wall in a community where nearly hal
When Trump visits McAllen tomorrow, he'll be promoting a $5.7 billion border wall in a community where nearly half of all children live below the poverty line, where 30 percent of kids are food insecure. That's the backdrop for his sales pitch.
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@ksieff 11 months
donald trump s foreign policy in one staggering jonleeanderson paragraph
Donald Trump's foreign policy in one staggering @jonleeanderson paragraph. https://t.co/PRkZbCtTha
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