Tag: Family Separation Policy (US Immigration)

Fact-Checking Trump’s Claim That He Didn’t Start Family Separations at Border

What President Trump Said “President Obama had separation. I’m the one that brought them together.” — in remarks to reporters on Wednesday False. Mr. Trump’s immigration policies were in the news again on Wednesday with the administration’s release of a regulation that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border illegally. […]

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‘If You’re Like Me, You Can’t Sit By. This Is America.’

Second of two articles. Read the first here. Family separations at the border are not the only crisis immigrant children face. Children who were taken from their parents, or who crossed the border alone, also go to their immigration hearings alone. And “alone” means no lawyer. Many Americans are shocked that there is no right […]

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Trump Has Dragged Us Into the Gutter

It is in times like this that we are able to measure just how low Donald Trump has dragged this country. On Wednesday, Trump traveled to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Tex., the sites of massacres that played out over the weekend. But he went over the objections of many locals, including elected officials, who […]

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Edelman, Public Relations Giant, Drops Client Over Border Detention Centers

In May, executives from the giant public relations firm Edelman went to Florida to pitch a potential client: a private prisons company with contracts from the Trump administration to run immigrant detention centers. The GEO Group, a multibillion-dollar business based in Boca Raton, was being battered by negative media attention in the uproar over reports […]

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More Than 900 Migrant Children Have Been Separated From Their Families Over Past Year

LOS ANGELES — More than a year after President Trump officially ended migrant family separations at the southern border, immigration authorities continue to routinely separate families for reasons as minor as a parent not changing a baby’s diaper or having a traffic citation for driving without a license, according to new documents filed Tuesday in […]

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Top Border Official Is Reassigned Amid Criticism of Conditions for Migrant Children

The highest ranking immigration official in the troubled El Paso region of the southwest border, where hundreds of children were reportedly held for weeks without enough food or the ability to bathe, has been temporarily removed from his job amid growing criticism over health and safety conditions for migrants there. Aaron Hull, a veteran border […]

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How America Got to ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Immigration: The Inside Story

On the last day of March, Kirstjen Nielsen set off for what was supposed to be a weeklong trip to Europe with a packed itinerary. In London, she would meet with British officials on counterterrorism matters, then travel on to Stockholm to discuss election security with her Swedish counterparts and finally head to Paris, where […]

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Drawings by Migrant Children in Texas Catch the Smithsonian’s Eye

At a Catholic respite center in McAllen, Tex., last month, three children put marker to canvas and created little works of art. The children were migrants who had recently been released from the custody of United States Customs and Border Protection, and their drawings recalled conditions at their detention facilities. All three pieces are dominated […]

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House Committee to Issue Blitz of Subpoenas, Raising Heat on Trump

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to authorize a bevy of new subpoenas on the Trump administration’s practices of separating families from their children at the border and on President Trump’s possible obstruction of justice, summoning some of the biggest names to surface in Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. The votes, […]

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U.N. Rights Head ‘Shocked’ by Treatment of Migrant Children at U.S. Border

GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, condemned on Monday how the United States is treating migrant children arriving from Mexico, saying she was “shocked” at the conditions they faced in detention centers when they crossed the border. “As a pediatrician, but also as a mother and a former head of state, […]

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The Power of a Unified ‘No!’: U.S. Asylum Restrictions Hit a Bump

The message of the amicus brief filed with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in late June was simple: Officers tasked with enforcing the Trump administration’s restrictive new asylum policy believe it violates federal law and fundamental American principles. “We wanted the court to hear our story,” said Michael Knowles, the president of Local 1924 […]

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Jessica Cisneros on Challenging an Incumbent Democrat: ‘There’s a Lot He Has Never Had to Justify’

Last month, Jessica Cisneros, a 26-year-old native of South Texas and immigration lawyer, announced her primary challenge against Representative Henry Cuellar, a Democrat who represents Texas’s 28th District. Just five years ago, Ms. Cisneros worked as an intern in Washington for Mr. Cuellar, whom she now refers to as “Trump’s favorite Democrat.” With the help […]

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