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Opinion: ‘Someone is Always Trying to Kill You’

by Sonia Nazario   on April 5, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

The murder of Sherill Yubissa Hernández Mancía explains why Central American women are fleeing north. Ms. Hernández was a 28-year-old agent for the Agencia Técnica de Investigación Criminal, or ATIC, Honduras’s F.B.I., the agency charged

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Trump Is Still Separating Families in Possible Violation of a Court Order

by Meredith Hoffman   on April 4, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

One morning last month, dozens of migrants with handcuffed wrists and ankles filled the benches of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas. They’d all been caught crossing the Rio Grande just days earlier and faced

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Migrant boy’s ‘discouraging trauma’ leads judge to block his transfer to fifth home

by Maria Sacchetti   on March 22, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Byron Xol was riding in a van, his Pokémon figurines in tow, heading to his fifth home in 10 months. The 9-year-old Guatemalan, separated from his father last year at the border under the Trump

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Exclusive: For migrant youths claiming abuse, U.S protection can be elusive

by Mica Rosenberg   on March 7, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Growing up in eastern Honduras, Jose said his father would get drunk and beat him with a horse whip and the flat side of a machete. He said he watched his

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‘They used the kids to get to parents like me’: How ICE’s human smuggling initiative targeted parents and children

by Laura C. Morel and Patrick Michels   on March 4, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

It was August 2016 when Wilson got the call, from an unknown number. A worker from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency that oversees the custody of migrant children, was on the line. Wilson’s

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How to Argue Asylum Seekers Aren’t ‘Irresponsible’ For Bringing Kids to the US

by Monica Hunter-Hart   on February 25, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

For some people, the deaths of migrant children in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody in recent months have raised questions about how the agency operates. For others, those deaths served as evidence that parents

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Asylum Seekers’ Journey to the US is Long & Dangerous – Here’s What You Need to Know

by Monica Hunter-Hart   on February 24, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Following the death of a 45-year-old Mexican man on Monday, three migrants have now died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in three months. Their deaths have brought more attention to

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Researcher’s Notebook: Law firms join KIND to fight for juvenile justice

by Deena Zaidi   on February 22, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Juan escaped his gang “family.” Pablo ran away from an abusive father who beat him. Beatriz was tired of living homeless and hungry.   Though the details of their individual journeys differ, by the time

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The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here’s how they do it

by Alan Gomez   on February 21, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

The Trump administration has been blocked from systematically breaking up migrant families, but hundreds of children crossing the border continue to be separated from their parents in a process requiring none of the oversight used to removechildren in the United

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Organizacion KIND Ayuda a Menores Indocumentados

by Fatima Navarrete   on February 21, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

KIND’s, Katie Annand, speaks to Univision 21 in Fresno about KIND and their work in the Central Valley. More here: https://www.facebook.com/FNavarreteTV/videos/152470802325396/