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NGOs Oppose U.S. Plans to Fund Mexico for Deportations of Non-Mexican Migrants & Bilateral Negotiations around a Safe Third Country Agreement, Urge Governments to Abandon Plans

  on September 14, 2018

The undersigned immigrant rights, refugee rights, humanitarian, human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, and faith-based organizations from Mexico and the United States strongly oppose a reported plan from the United States to fund the Mexican

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Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross

by John Burnett   on September 13, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration is expanding its shelter capacity to handle a record number of immigrant teenagers who crossed the border seeking work and asylum. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now overseeing

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New Data Suggests Trump’s Separation of Children at the Border Was No Deterrent

by Dianne Solis   on September 13, 2018   publication:

Arrests of immigrant families who cross the U.S. border rose 38 percent in August, despite the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents to deter illegal crossings. The number suggest that the effects of

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Tornillo Tent City Will Expand To Hold Even More Migrant Kids

by Robert Moore   on September 11, 2018   publication:

A temporary child detention facility, which was set up in the West Texas desert during the family separation crisis in June, will expand from 1,200 to 3,800 beds and stay open at least through the end of

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A Major Setback in Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala as Government Fails to Renew Commission Mandate

by KIND Press Release   on September 10, 2018

The decision by the Guatemalan government not to renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) beyond September 2019 is a major setback in the fight against corruption and impunity in

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Press Teleconference: Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations

by KIND Press Teleconference   on September 7, 2018

Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody.

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From Family Separation to Jailing Children Indefinitely: The Administration’s New Flores Regulations

by KIND Press Release   on September 6, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody. Their new regulations on the Flores Settlement Agreement would

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Scholars, legal experts speak on zero tolerance policies

by Mary Steurer   on September 6, 2018   publication:

Scholars and legal experts spoke on the shortfalls of the “zero tolerance” policy in the U.S. immigration system in a panel on Wednesday called “Immigration and Just Peace: A Discussion on U.S. Family and Child

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How Fingerprinting Parents Seeking Asylum in the United States Endangers Both Them and Their Children

by Elaine Murphy   on September 4, 2018   publication:

Every year since 2005, there are between 7,000 and 9,000 children who have trekked thousands of miles by themselves from their homes, primarily from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, to the United States, hoping to reunite with

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Some children in U.S. opt to join their deported parents

by Agence France-Presse   on September 4, 2018   publication:

Under oath before a U.S. immigration judge, 14-year-old Sandy quietly asks the authorities to send her back to her native Guatemala, which she had left only months earlier. In a barely audible voice, she affirmed

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