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Why The Trump Administration Bears The Blame For Separating Children From Their Families At The Border

by Philip Bump   on June 15, 2018   publication:

President Trump seems to recognize that news reports about children being separated from their parents at the border don’t reflect well on his administration. He has called the separations “horrible” on Twitter and, as recently

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Immigrant Children’s Shelter Considered For Downtown Houston

by Lomi Kriel   on June 15, 2018   publication:

The large vacant warehouse in downtown Houston has housed women and families who were once homeless and adults displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Until now, however, it has never sheltered small children who are on their

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Extinguishing the Beacon of America

by Alex Wagner   on June 15, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration’s policy of separating families is designed to erase hope—with devastating consequences for thousands of children. In early May, I travelled to McAllen, Texas, to speak with U.S. Border Patrol about the current

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Statement by KIND: Immigration Bills Will Imperil Lives of Immigrant Children and Asylum Seekers

by KIND PRESS RELEASE   on June 14, 2018

The two Republican bills House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) plans to bring to a vote next week would decimate protections for unaccompanied children, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable immigrants and refugees. These politically motivated bills not only fail to

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Paul Ryan Doesn’t Want Kids Split From Their Parents, But He Won’t Blame Trump For It

by Elise Foley   on June 14, 2018   publication:

The House speaker blamed the courts for immigrant family separations that the courts did not require. President Donald Trump’s policies have separated more than 1,000 immigrant children from their parents at the border. But according

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Leading Advocacy Organizations & Members of Congress Rally to Deliver More than 300,000 Petition Signatures to DHS to Stop Family Separation & Detention

by KIND Press Release   on June 14, 2018

For Immediate Release: June 14, 2018 Media Contact: Lily Folkerts,  Washington D.C.—Ahead of Father’s Day, the Latin America Working Group (LAWG), Al Otro Lado, Alianza Americas, Amnesty International USA, Kids in Need of Defense

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Detaining Migrant Children Has Lifelong Psychological Effects, Experts Say

by Angelina Chapin   on June 14, 2018   publication:

Prison-like detention centers compound the trauma of vulnerable kids. America’s largest shelter for migrant children looks more like a jail than a safe space for kids. On Wednesday, journalists were allowed inside the former Walmart

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What reporters couldn’t see when they toured a Texas shelter for child migrants

by Tania Karas, Joyce Hackel, and Amulya Shankar   on June 14, 2018   publication:

Life for children inside a privately run facility for migrant children at the Southern border is a cross between living in a detention center and temporary shelter. That’s according to people who got a brief

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Statement by KIND President Wendy Young on Matter of A-B

by KIND Press Release   on June 12, 2018

“The Attorney General’s decision is a clear effort to block victims of sexual and gender-based violence, including domestic and gang violence and human trafficking, from accessing asylum in United States. It will condemn thousands of

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Sessions’ Asylum Ruling Highlights Immigrant Counsel Need

by Nicole Narea   on June 12, 2018   publication:

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision on Monday to narrow the circumstances under which members of particular “social groups” have grounds to seek asylum will give immigration judges license to deny petitions for relief point-blank,

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