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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
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
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
WASHINGTON — After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave
Are you frustrated about… everything political these days? You’re not alone. But there was something visceral in seeing the heartbreaking images of children separated from their parents at the southern border. In an effort to actually
“Your honor, meet the respondent,” immigration attorney Lenni Benson said as she introduced the crying toddler in her arms to the judge that would be hearing the child’s case. Benson remembers the incident well. The
Thirty-four large corporate law firms – half of them with offices in Texas and two firms based in Texas – have signed a pledge to provide legal support and resources for immigrant families who are
In the summer of 2018, many Americans were alarmed to read about the phenomenon of young immigrant children, without free legal aid, having to plead their cases before a judge in deportation and asylum cases.
Officials with HHS, stressed that the agency is working to unify children with either a parent or a sponsor but so far no timeline has been provided. Already grappling with the trauma of separation from
Looking for a way to help children at the border? Buy a T-shirt. “I thought that helping kids separated from their parents at the border was something we could all get behind, but I’ve noticed