A few weeks ago, rumors spread across the internet that a child had died in Immigrations and Customs Enforcement custody. It turned out that information was false. The Vice News report that spurred those rumors, however, is just as disturbing. It tells the story of Yazmin Juárez, 20, a Guatemalan asylum-seeker who…
Update, Sunday, 9:20 a.m.: On Saturday afternoon, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released additional information about the arrest of Joel Arrona Lara. According to The Washington Post, citing ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley, Mexico issued a warrant for the arrest of Arrona on homicide charges. Haley did not…
Televangelist, evangelical pastor, and spiritual adviser to Donald Trump Paula White would like the world to know that not only are the undocumented children imprisoned in federal detention facilities actually doing quite well for themselves, but Jesus Christ himself probably would have wanted them locked up.
In another installment of America’s ongoing series“Hmm That Seems Illegal and Also Dumb as Shit,” the U.S. government is reportedly dragging toddlers to court—yes, toddlers—for immigration hearings.
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.
“Since they took him away, I’ve not been able to sleep well.”
A Democratic candidate for the Senate in Maine was arrested after he tried to deliver toys and supplies to children held in a Texas detention center last week. (He was eventually released early on Saturday morning.)
Horrific stories of separated immigrant children held in detention centers proliferate almost daily and they are unlikely to end anytime soon. Donald Trump may have walked back his family separation policy, but his new plan is to detain both parents and children together. As the country is consumed with debates about…
A 15 year-old boy held at a center for migrant children which seems a lot like jail apparently just walked out, and the nonprofit accountable for his well-being won’t answer a question about exactly how many times this has happened.
“Nobody is going to separate us again.”
I’m sorry that Corey Lewandowski is a guy that I have to remind you about today, because the former campaign manager for Donald Trump took far right callousness to the lowest of the low in an exchange on (where else) Fox News on Tuesday night.
America in 2018 is obviously not Nazi Germany, but one can be forgiven for seeing far too many echoes when it comes to our current child detention and family separation crisis. I am thinking especially of three things.
As fury grows over the Trump administration’s family separation policy, Attorney General Jeff Sessions—one of the main architects of the policy—appeared on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show on Monday night to defend the White House. There, he insisted to his decision to rip apart families and jail children is totally,…
The Associated Press has a story today about the conditions inside a Texas detention center where immigrant children are being held, separated from their families.
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, who has done absolutely nothing to stop the Trump administration from ripping immigrant families apart, has just posted a self-aggrandizing video of himself on Twitter discussing what a great father he is.
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.”
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.
A 33-year-old transgender Honduran woman who was part of the so-called refugee caravan has died after being detained by immigration authorities.
Over the past few weeks, the Trump administration has intensified its efforts to “deter” immigrant families from crossing the border, most visibly by promising to break up families. In an NPR interview last week, Discipline Keeper John Kelly was asked about the heartlessness of separating parents from children. He…
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a memorandum demanding an end to the so–called “catch and release” policy of allowing undocumented immigrants to be released from custody while awaiting court rulings on their status, according to news reports.