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Trump Administration: Taking Aim Once Again at Immigrant and Refugee Children, and Harming Immigration Courts in the Process

by KIND Press Release   on May 18, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to virtually end the ability of immigration judges to temporarily close unaccompanied children’s cases that are being adjudicated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is another ill-intentioned effort to

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Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Trump Administration’s Systematic Assault on the Protection of Unaccompanied Children

by KIND Press Release   on May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018—Since its first days, the Trump Administration has sought to limit protections for some of the most vulnerable migrants seeking protection in this country—unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.  These protections, which were carefully

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Trump Administration Looks To Military Bases In Texas To House Immigrant Children

by Lomi Kriel   on May 16, 2018   publication:

A 4-year-old boy from Honduras approached a Border Patrol agent in Anzalduas Park in 2014 after crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico in Mission. President Barack Obama described the number of children entering the U.S.

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Republicans to Side With Democrats and Force Vote on ‘Dreamers’

by Courtney Weaver   on May 14, 2018   publication:

A group of moderate Republican lawmakers is threatening to side with Democrats to force a vote on “Dreamers” as tensions rise over immigration, particularly a policy that separates children from their parents. The 18 House Republicans are

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Trump Administration Rule Would Keep More Undocumented Kids Apart From Their Relatives

by Betsy Woodruff   on May 14, 2018   publication:

A proposed rule could make it much harder for undocumented immigrant children who come to the United States to stay with their relatives. Currently, when unaccompanied children arrive at the border—the bulk of whom flee

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Trump Administration “Zero Tolerance” Directive Could Send More Unaccompanied Minors To Houston

by Elizabeth Trovall   on May 10, 2018   publication:

A new directive that cracks down on illegal immigration could further stress immigration services and infrastructure in Houston, including detention centers, children’s shelters and access to legal aid. Immigration lawyers expect the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance”

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New Policy of Separating Immigrant Families Draws Criticism

by Laura Meckler and Alicia A. Caldwell   on May 8, 2018   publication:

WASHINGTON—Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday defended a new Trump administration plan that will separate families arriving at the nation’s southwest border, and Democrats attacked the plan as putting children at risk and contrary to American

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What The Latest Federal Crackdown On Border Crossings By Children Means For SoCal,

by Leslie Berestein Rojas   on May 8, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration’s stricter approach to border crossings is affecting families. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that parents who enter the country illegally with children can expect to be arrested and prosecuted for

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EE.UU. Pone En Riesgo La Salud De Los Menores Migrantes Si Separa A Las Familias

by Agencia EFE   on May 8, 2018   publication:

Translated Article: The United States Endangers The Health of Migrant Minors If They Are Separated From Their Families Los Angeles, May 8 (EFE) – The decision of the United States government to separate minors from

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Advocates Walk Out of Hearing to Protest Plan to Separate Migrant Families

by Daniella Silva   on May 8, 2018   publication:

A group of mothers, carrying their children, on Tuesday denounced the Trump administration’s plan to separate families who enter the United States illegally, walking out of a hearing in Washington where the homeland security secretary

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