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Migration Wave at the Southern U.S. Border

Tens of thousands of Latin American children hoping to enter the United States arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border this spring. The U.S. government is quickly building emergency shelters to house the wave of unaccompanied minors, or children traveling without adults, but they are having trouble keeping up. The Biden administration says the flow of migrants is typical, although some lawmakers disagree. Listen to learn why there are so many Central American migrants at the border and how the U.S. government handles children who migrate alone.


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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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