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Beyond the Wall: An Immigrant Youth Mural Unveiling and Performance July 19

  on July 16, 2019

A mural by fifteen immigrant asylum seekers produced with Artolution artists will be unveiled, along with a performance, on Friday, July 19, at 5pm at Key Foods, 52 Avenue A (corner of 4th Street). New

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Trump Administration Sets Dangerous Global Precedent on Asylum

  on July 16, 2019

Download PDF Here   July 16, 2019—The Administration’s interim final rule that would deny asylum seekers from anywhere in the world—including unaccompanied children—the ability to seek protection in the United States if they have traveled

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Immigrant rights group decries new Trump asylum restrictions as ‘most egregious,’ ‘extreme’ to date

by Daniella Silva   on July 15, 2019   publication:

Immigrant rights advocates and attorneys denounced President Donald Trump’s latest move Monday to restrict asylum at the southern border as the “most egregious” and “extreme” policy targeting the form of protection by the administration yet.

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Trump administration agrees to independent investigation of health conditions for children at border facilities

by Elizabeth Cohen and John Bonifield   on July 12, 2019   publication:

The Trump administration has agreed to allow a Stanford University pediatrician to conduct an independent investigation into health conditions for migrant children at US Customs and Border Protection facilities. The pediatrician, Dr. Paul Wise, toured

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Are immigrant children free to leave shelters ‘at anytime’? Half True

by Miriam Valverde   on July 10, 2019   publication:

The treatment of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has become a huge issue this summer, with members of Congress visiting Border Patrol facilities to see conditions for themselves. A Republican congressman from Texas recently made

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Lawsuit against Homeland Security says new asylum policy violates child immigrants’ rights

  on July 8, 2019

July 8, 2019— Four young asylum seekers are suing the Department of Homeland Security saying that a new policy unlawfully limits their ability to seek asylum. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the

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One year later, family separation crisis far from over

  on July 5, 2019   publication:

When the Trump administration started to systematically separate asylum-seeker families as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the border just more than a year ago, the objective was to deter people from continuing

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Pregnant teens especially vulnerable in border centers

by Astrid Galvan   on July 4, 2019   publication:

PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and

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Exclusive: Migrant children report verbal abuse, threats while in Border Patrol custody

by Caitlin Dickson   on July 2, 2019   publication:

Migrant children kept in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have faced unsanitary conditions, verbal abuse and threats since arriving in the country, reports submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

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An Oregon lawyer visited border patrol facilities in the El Paso sector; here’s what she knows and what it means.

by Christina Morales   on June 29, 2019   publication:

The children that Willamette Law professor W. Warren Binford interviewed had flaky scalps, runny noses and matted hair. She said some wore the same clothes from when they entered the United States weeks before and

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