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

by Angelina Chapin   on January 5, 2019   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   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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Young Immigrants Seeking Refuge From Abuse Face Denials

by Amy Taxin and Deepti Hajela   on January 2, 2019   publication:

Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old. A U.S. government program

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The Trump Administration is Closing the Door on Migrant Children

by Nicholas Wu   on December 25, 2018   publication:

Gilberto Flores had to leave. A teacher at his school in Jocoro, El Salvador, had just been dismembered by his own students after he was outed as a gay man. Gangs were dumping bodies in

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From Accountability to Medical Care, Critics Cry for Serious Reform of Border Agency

by Suzanne Gamboa and Daniella Silva   on December 23, 2018   publication:

LORDSBURG, New Mexico — Lawmakers came to the border looking for answers for why a young girl died while in Border Patrol custody. But it isn’t the first time answers have been demanded of Customs

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Immigration Advocates Vow to Take Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy to Court

by Scott Bixby   on December 22, 2018   publication: ,

Opponents of the Trump administration’s plan requiring all migrants seeking asylum in the United States to remain in Mexico for the duration of their immigration proceedings have vowed to challenge the policy, which they say—like

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Press Telebriefing: Response to the Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” Plan

by Press Telebriefing   on December 21, 2018

The Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” plan would not allow individuals into the United States to request refugee protection. Instead, families and children seeking asylum would be required to remain in Mexico while pursuing their

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New Protocol to Force Migrants to Wait in Mexico is Dangerous and Deadly

  on December 20, 2018

Days after the murder of two unaccompanied boys who were waiting at the U.S. Mexico border in order to apply for U.S. protection, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced an historic action that

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Mexican Authorities Arrest 3 Suspects In The Murder Of 2 Honduran Teenagers

by Carrie Kahn   on December 20, 2018   publication:

KIND’s, Jennifer Podkul, speaks to Carrie Kahn on the murder of two Honduran teens this past week in Tijuana, Mexico, and the extreme vulnerabilities unaccompanied children are facing there. More here: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/20/678557712/mexican-authorities-arrest-3-suspects-in-the-murder-of-2-honduran-teenagers


New policy will force migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico — for years

by Caitlin Dickson   on December 20, 2018   publication:

In the administration’s latest effort to clamp down on immigration from Central America, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday that, effective immediately, asylum-seekers presenting themselves at the southern border will be returned to Mexico

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