For Migrant Children in Federal Care, a ‘Sense of Desperation’

The New York Times Eileen Sullivan

Interviews and a Times review showed a shelter system with wildly varying conditions, some of which are far below the standard that the Biden administration…...

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Six steps to prevent continued crises at the US-Mexico border

Op-ed The Hill Jen Podkul

Apprehensions of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border reached a 21-year high in April, and this week Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified about the border situation before the Senate…...

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Migrant children held in mass shelters with little oversight

Featured Article The Washington Post Garance Burke

The Biden administration is holding tens of thousands of asylum-seeking children in an opaque network of some 200 facilities that The Associated Press has learned…...

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Remote hearings for unaccompanied children proves a disaster

Op-ed The Hill Jennifer Podkul

Imagine being a child in a courtroom during a hearing you do not understand. You may realize that the outcome of the proceeding will determine…...

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Deeply flawed Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) causes suffering at the U.S.-Mexico border

Op-ed The Washington Times Wendy Young

One year ago, the Trump administration told the American people that its Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) would “provide a safer and more orderly process that…...

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ICE Is Now Fingerprinting Immigrants As Young As 14 Years Old

BuzzFeed News Hamed Aleaziz

A new Immigrations and Customs Enforcement directive allows the agency to collect fingerprints from immigrants 14 and older who are in immigration shelters. The agency…...

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Congress passes vital funds to address causes of migration, child welfare at border

Op-ed The Hill Congress Blog Jennifer Podkul

It’s National Migration Week, and as Congress gets down to business in the new year, members have an opportunity to ensure that important measures recently…...

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Early Reports Warned Migrant Kids Suffered From Separations. Trump Ramped Up Practice Anyway

The Center for Public Integrity Susan Ferriss

Newly obtained government documents show how the Trump administration’s now-blocked policy to separate all migrant children from parents led social workers to frantically begin tracking…...

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Unaccompanied children at border too young to stand on their own need lawyers to stand before a judge

Op-ed Houston Chronicle Wendy Young

Against the backdrop of record-high numbers of unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southwest border and Trump administration policies that restrict many paths to protection for…...

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