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Jeff Merkley book on refugees to be published in August

Jeff Merkley book on refugees to be published in August Photo: AP.

July 09, 2019 07:52 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A book by Sen. Jeff Merkley on the treatment of refugees at the Texas border is coming out next month. The publisher is calling "America Is Better Than This" a "cry of outrage."

Merkley, an Oregon Democrat, made headlines when he traveled to Texas in 2018 and streamed his efforts to gain entry to a migrant facility. He has become a prominent critic of the Trump administration's immigration policies, and has introduced the Shut Down Child Prison Camps Act.

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"America Is Better Than This" will be published Aug. 20 by Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. In a statement Tuesday, Merkley said the country is at a moment when it might abandon its dream of "opportunity for everyone" or renew its commitment for "a better nation and better world."

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