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The Trump administration asked 70 babies who can’t talk to make their case in immigration court

by Taylor Dolven   on July 19, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration has asked at least 70 babies under the age of 1 to come to court in 2018 and personally make their case to an immigration judge about why they should be able

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Unaccompanied Minors in Deportation Proceedings

by Angelo Fichera   on July 19, 2018   publication:

Q: Is it true that a 1-year-old child has never appeared as a defendant in immigration court — until this year? A: No. Unaccompanied children in the U.S. illegally, including those as young as 1, have previously

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These Migrants Were Separated From Their Children – And Aren’t Sure They Should Be Reunited

by Kevin Sieff   on July 19, 2018   publication:

LAS NUECES, Guatemala — The United States government separated their family at the border, leaving them with an agonizing choice. José Ottoniel was deported to Guatemala in June, a month into President Trump’s “zero tolerance” crackdown.

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The Trump administration deported more than 450 parents without their children — and lawyers worry they could never find them

by Michelle Mark   on July 19, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration is just two days away from its July 26 deadline to reunite thousands of immigrant children it split from their parents under the “zero tolerance” policy. But the complexity and pace of

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U.S. Senators Harris, Merkley, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill To Reunify And Protect Immigrant Families

by Sierra Sun Times   on July 18, 2018   publication:

July 18, 2018 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, U.S. Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the Reunite Every Unaccompanied Newborn Infant, Toddler and Other Children Expeditiously (REUNITE) Act, a

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KIND Stands in Support of the REUNITE Act

by KIND Press Release   on July 17, 2018

Statement from KIND President Wendy Young:   Thank you, Senators Kamala D. Harris (D-CA), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) for introducing this critical legislation, the REUNITE Act, which would restore compassion to

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The Activist Effort To Find The Children The Government Took From Their Parents

by Jonathan Blitzer   on July 13, 2018   publication:

Last Friday, two weeks after a federal judge in San Diego ordered the U.S. government to reunite more than twenty-five hundred migrant families who had been forcibly separated at the border, lawyers from the Department of

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For Some Migrant Families, a Second Separation Awaits

by Renee Feltz   on July 11, 2018   publication:

Longtime Rio Grande Valley immigration lawyer Carlos Garcia now ends many of his days at the office by driving to the Port Isabel detention center. He’s there to offer pro bono advice to parents desperate

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Do You Care About the Rule of Law? Then Act Like It

by Sonia Nazario   on July 11, 2018   publication:

ADELANTO, Calif. — Moisés Valentín, a pastor at the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and I drove two hours outside of Los Angeles, to the middle of nowhere, high in the Mojave Desert. There, surrounded by

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Medical Experts Warn About DNA Testing To Reunite Families

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Elliot Spagat   on July 11, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration’s use of DNA testing to match migrant children separated from their parents is justifiable as a last resort, medical experts say, but raises a host of ethical problems. That includes the risk

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