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State of migrant family reunification efforts nationally and in LA

by KCRW   on July 5, 2018   publication:

KIND’s Senior Direct Representation Attorney in Los Angeles, Joanna Fluckey, speaks to LA’s KCRW on the state of migrant family reunification efforts nationally and in Los Angeles. Click her to listen to her interview: https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/press-play-with-madeleine-brand/why-the-mentally-ill-end-up-in-jails-and-prisons#seg-state-of-migrant-family-reunification-efforts-nationally-and-in-la


U.S. Moving Some Detained Migrant Parents Closer to Their Children

by Yeganeh Torbati and Tom Hals   on July 5, 2018   publication:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is moving some migrant parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to meet a court-imposed

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Due Process for Families at the Border

by Sheilah Kast and Maureen Harvie   on July 5, 2018   publication:

KIND’s, Emily Kephart, speaks with WYPR/NPR on due process for families at the border. Click here to listen: http://wypr.org/post/due-process-families-border — Thousands of children and adults have crossed the southern U.S. border. For some, violence in their

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‘My son is not the same’: New testimony paints bleak picture of family separation

by Lisa Desjardins, Joshua Barajas, and Daniel Bush   on July 5, 2018   publication:

Last week, Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its family separation policy violated the due process and equal protection clauses of

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Attorneys: Parents In Fragile State For Asylum Interviews

  on July 5, 2018   publication:

LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Gabriel Canas, a bus driver from El Salvador who fled his homeland after members of MS-13 stormed his bus, did an initial screening interview for asylum under the worst circumstances.

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AG Ferguson leads multistate lawsuit against border policy

by Tim Johnson   on July 4, 2018   publication:

Fearing irreparable harm to children, Washington’s leading officials asked the courts to speed their review of the Trump Administration’s policy of indefinite detention for migrant families. The lawsuit, announced in front of the Federal Detention

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Winner of Lardo’s ‘Chefwhich’ program donates proceeds to immigrant rights group

by Fox 12 Staff   on July 4, 2018   publication:

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A local sandwhich shop is using a unique culinary creation to help immigrant children. Lardo’s newest menu is a mix of several interesting ingredients including Iberian patty, chorizo, a fried egg

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Attorneys: Parents in fragile state for asylum interviews

by Elliot Spagat and Emily Schmall   on July 4, 2018   publication:

Gabriel Canas, a bus driver from El Salvador who fled his homeland after members of MS-13 stormed his bus, did an initial screening interview for asylum under the worst circumstances. He hadn’t spoken to his

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Whether Family Separation, Or Infinite Detention, It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This

by Wendy Young   on July 3, 2018   publication:

Last week, a federal judge in San Diego ruled that the families separated under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy must be reunited. This is a step in the right direction. In the past

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We Just Don’t Know What’s Going To Happen

by Marjie High   on July 3, 2018   publication:

A conversation with Janet Gwilym, Managing Attorney of the Seattle office of Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) provides free legal services to unaccompanied immigrate children. Currently, the Seattle office

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