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Trump Official Helping Oversee Migrant Shelter Says He Found Out About “Zero Tolerance” Policy on TV

by Emily Green   on February 8, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

When senior government officials and immigration advocates testified before Congress Thursday about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, they told harrowing stories about the thousands of children separated from their parents at the border last

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Some ‘zero tolerance’ kids might never get their parents back, U.S. admits

by Caitlin Dickson   on February 8, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Last spring, following threats of violence from local gang members, a teenage girl and her mother fled their home in El Salvador to seek refuge in the United States, only to be forcibly separated from

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Testimony on Migrant Family Separation

by KVEO   on February 7, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Lawmakers held a hearing today on family separations at the border. The Health and Human Services secretary declined to testify before the committee last year. The government said more than

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Senate plans votes on competing bills to reopen government

by Erica Werner, John Wagner, and Jeff Stein   on January 22, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday scheduled a pair of competing votes to reopen the federal government, announcing that he would bring up dueling proposals from President Trump and the Democrats that would

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Non-zero tolerance: DHS is still separating families at the border

by Caitlin Dickson   on January 18, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

In the five months since President Trump issued an executive order indefinitely suspending his administration’s zero-tolerance family separation policy, immigration officials have continued to separate immigrant children and parents — at steadily increasing rates. According

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The Crisis at the Border as Seen from the Mexican Side

by The Washington State Indivisible Podcast   on January 11, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

KIND’s Jen Podkul speaks to The Washington State Indivisible Podcast about the humanitarian crisis happening at the Mexico border and her recent travels to Tijuana to investigate the conditions for immigrant children there. She discusses what

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Malala Yousafzai on Stories of Refugee Girls

by CBS News   on January 7, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Malala Yousafzai speaks to CBS News about her new book on stories of refugee girls, “We Are Displaced,” where she also discusses the story of KIND client, Analisa*, whose story is also included in the

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Malala Yousafzai – Helping Refugee Girls With ‘We Are Displaced’ & Malala Fund – Extended Interview

by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah   on January 7, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Malala Yousafzai speaks with Trevor Noah about her new book “We Are Displaced,” where she also shares some details of KIND client, Analisa* that was interviewed for the book from Guatemala. See interview here: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/3dugok/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-malala-yousafzai—helping-refugee-girls-with–we-are-displaced—-malala-fund—extended-interview


Trump’s Border Wall Could Result In More Child Deaths, Advocates Worry

by Angelina Chapin   on January 5, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

The government shutdown has dragged on for two weeks due to President Donald Trump’s insistence on border wall funding. And while Trump is characterizing the barrier as a non-negotiable tenet of border security, immigrant experts

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22,000 Migrant Children Illegally Crossed the Southern U.S. Border in December

by Valerie Bauman   on January 3, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Some 22,000 minors illegally crossed the Southern U.S. border in December, a number that government officials say bolsters the argument for building the president’s promised border wall. Of those 22,000 minors, roughly 5,000 were unaccompanied

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