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Some of the kids I spoke to were traumatized. Some could barely speak

by Renuka Rayasam   on June 20, 2018   publication:

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen defended the treatment of migrant children in federal custody on Monday, telling the nation’s sheriffs they are well cared for after they are apprehended and separated from their parents. But

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A congressman answers the question ‘where are the girls’

by Philip Bump   on June 19, 2018   publication:

As journalists and elected officials have gotten a chance to tour facilities in which children are being held after being separated from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, a question has cropped

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Experts Say There’s No Process for Reuniting Immigrant Parents and Children

by Lucy Diavolo   on June 19, 2018   publication:

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responded to Teen Vogue’s request for comment on this story about the difficulties of reuniting families after parents and children have been taken into U.S. custody by

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Families divided at the border: ‘The most horrific immigration policy I’ve ever seen’

by Amanda Holpuch   on June 19, 2018   publication:

As immigration advocates struggle to help more than 1,600 children taken from their parents, Trump refuses to back down One month before Donald Trump’s administration enacted a policy that allowed the government to take thousands

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The series of choices faced by immigrants fleeing Central America

by Philip Bump   on June 19, 2018   publication:

There’s a uniformity to President Trump’s depictions of the immigrants crossing the border with Mexico. They are “bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists,” according to his campaign announcement. Those entering the country illegally are

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Advocates Worry About Girls Held Due To Family Separation Policy

by Abby Vesoulis   on June 19, 2018   publication:

The Trump Administration has released photos of young boys being held at detention centers for undocumented immigrants, but so far it has not released any images of young girls. That discrepancy has led to Administration

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Why people are leaving their homes and journeying to cross the border to the US

by Tom Llamas   on June 18, 2018   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, speaks to ABC News’, Tom Llamas, on why people are leaving their homes and journeying to cross to the United States, and what Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to exclude domestic

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The Government Has No Plans For Reuniting The Immigrant Families It Is Tearing Apart

by Jonathan Blitzer   on June 18, 2018   publication:

few days ago, Emily Kephart, a program coördinator at an immigrant-rights group called Kids in Need of Defense, set out to try to find a six-year-old Guatemalan girl who had been separated from her father

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5 Simple Ways To Stand Up For Families Separated At The Border Right Now

by De Elizabeth   on June 17, 2018

Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced a “zero tolerance” policy that seeks to criminally charge those who cross (or attempt to cross) the U.S. border without documentation. As a result of the enforcement of

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Protections For Immigrants Erode Under Trump Since Inaugural

by Amy Taxin   on June 17, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration’s move to separate immigrant parents from their children on the U.S.-Mexico border has grabbed attention around the world, drawn scorn from human-rights organizations and overtaken the immigration debate in Congress. It’s also

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