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Attorneys: Parents in fragile state for asylum interviews

by Elliot Spagat and Emily Schmall   on July 4, 2018   publication:

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

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Whether Family Separation, Or Infinite Detention, It Doesn’t Have to Be Like This

by Wendy Young   on July 3, 2018   publication:

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

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We Just Don’t Know What’s Going To Happen

by Marjie High   on July 3, 2018   publication:

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

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New Trump admin order for separated parents: Leave U.S. with kids or without them

by Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff   on July 3, 2018   publication:

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

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Essential Listening: What You Can Do About The Immigration Crisis

by Kathryn Rubino   on July 2, 2018   publication:

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

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Kids in immigration court: A maze with life and death consequences

by Tal Kopan   on July 1, 2018   publication:

“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

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Law Firms Pledge Lawyers, Resources For Families At The Texas Border

by Mark Curriden   on June 29, 2018   publication:

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

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Do Children in Immigration Proceedings Have No Right to Court-Appointed Representation?

by Dan MacGuill   on June 29, 2018   publication:

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.

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US: Immigrant Toddlers Separated From Families Ordered To Appear In Court Alone

by TeleSUR English   on June 28, 2018   publication:

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

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How Clothing Brands Are Fighting Back Against Trump’s Border Policies

by Cam Wolf   on June 28, 2018   publication:

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

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