The Trump administration has reached another shameful milestone in its immigration policy, with the number of unaccompanied immigrant minors in U.S. custody reaching a record number of 14,056.
Today, the New Yorker published an absolute gut-punch of a story describing how Helen, a 5-year-old child from Honduras, was taken from her family and convinced to sign away her rights to an important judicial hearing, then swept into a complicated bureaucratic system that nearly lost her entirely.
Fernanda Jacqueline Davila was taken from her grandmother when they approached the U.S. border in late July. Just two years old, Davila has spent the past two months communicating with a caseworker and translators before finally being brought before a judge.
The U.S. government can not provide the whereabouts of nearly 1,500 children who entered the U.S. alone this year, according to the New York Times. These are not the 1,475 children who were separated from their families at the border by ICE and subsequently lost. No, this is an entirely new group of immigrant children…
While the judge overseeing the court-ordered reunification of thousands of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents has called the process “very encouraging,” the fact remains that about 700 children are still not with their parents.
While the Trump administration woefully drags its feet on reuniting migrant children separated from their parents at the border, a federal judge has ordered officials to work with the American Civil Liberties Union to potentially return to the U.S. some of the deported parents to continue pursuing their asylum cases.
Thanks to concerned neighbors who worried about the young migrant children being taken into a vacant office building in Phoenix, and then called police (and journalists), we now know that the Trump administration’s targeting of children in its immigration crackdown is worse than imagined.
A government lawyer may need more time to dog-sit over the weekend, but the Trump administration won’t be getting a blanket extension on the deadlines a judge set for the reunification of migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The list of places where U.S. immigration officials have been detaining immigrants across the country is more varied, and more surprising, than many people might have guessed.
Footage and audio from a facility in New York that’s housing children separated from their parents due to the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy was aired on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC show on Monday night. It shows footage of a young girl crying for her mother, as well as an audio recording of a worker…
First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit on Thursday to the Upbring New Hope Children Center, a Texas facility that detains immigrant youth, including children whom U.S. immigration officials separated from their parents thanks to the policies of Trump’s husband. There, she expressed emotions that resembled…
When President Donald Trump yesterday walked back his policy of separating undocumented immigrant children from their families, he did so presumably knowing full well that the executive order he was signing was a largely performative bit of nonsense. Rather than definitively end family separation once and for all,…
The story just keeps getting worse.
Anyone who has seen the images, heard the audio, or is even mildly aware of the scandal surrounding the separation and detention of undocumented child immigrants from their parents can see that the practice is cruel and abusive. That is, of course, unless you’re President Donald Trump, who is apparently skeptical of…
Up until now, the information has been limited to tweets from reporters and interviews with people who have been inside the facilities. Immigration officials have been strict about keeping cameras out of the facilities, and barring journalists touring the detention centers from taking photos.
U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington State visited a federal detention center in her state this weekend and said the mothers she met “could not stop crying.”
Immigration officials have been posting flyers at detention centers across the country directing parents to call a hotline if they happen to become separated from their kids.
What is happening at the U.S.-Mexico border today is a humanitarian nightmare, and it’s getting worse every day, with the U.S. government now running out of space to shelter children who have been separated from their families at the border, NBC News reported on Monday.