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Trump’s ‘deterrent’ of separating kids from their parents isn’t deterring many migrants

by Philip Bump   on June 7, 2018   publication:

One of the first reports that the government was separating children from their parents at the border with Mexico came from the Los Angeles Times in February. “Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the

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For this mother and daughter, separated a year ago at the southern border, Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy isn’t new

by Ashley Cleek   on June 6, 2018   publication:

When Maria was six in August 2017, she was separated from her mother, Magdalena, by border patrol agents near El Paso, Texas. “I didn’t understand them,” Maria says. She and her mother speak Akateko, an

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New U.S. rule will make it harder for immigrant children to reunite with families, advocates fear

by Daniella Silva   on June 6, 2018   publication:

Josselin Contreras and two of her younger brothers were lost and thirsty, wandering alone on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, when Customs and Border Patrol officers caught them in the summer of 2014.

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I work with children separated from caregivers at the border. What happens is unforgivable.

by Katie Annand   on June 6, 2018   publication:

Helplessness. It’s what I feel when children are faced with the forced separation from their parent or caregiver at the US border. Anger, sadness, uncertainty, and dismay all follow closely behind. I work as an

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HHS Bedspace Shortage for Unaccompanied Children: A Self-Made Crisis

by KIND Press Release   on June 5, 2018

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is greatly concerned that the Trump Administration’s policy of family separation is imposing even more harm on the children who they are rendering “unaccompanied” by holding them for long

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Border Report: Untangling the Two Migrant Children Stories Roiling the Internet

by Maya Srikrishnan   on June 4, 2018   publication:

The internet had some extreme mood swings during the past couple weeks. First, a story from April resurfaced detailing how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had “lost track” of 1,475 unaccompanied immigrant

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Want To Help Children Separated At The US-Mexico Border? Here’s How

by Adam Gabbatt   on June 2, 2018   publication:

How to help children separated from parents at the border You’ll have heard the horrifying news about the rate at which children are being separated from their parents at the Mexico-US border. Between May 6

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The Trump Administration’s Treatment Of Children At The Border And Today’s Rulebook For Finding Love

by The Diane Rehm Show   on June 1, 2018   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, speaks to The Diane Rehm Show about the new Trump Administration policies that separate children from their parents at the border. Click here to listen:       

Ep. 67: The Plight of Immigrant Children (and What We Can Do About It)

by Stephan Cox   on May 31, 2018   publication:

KIND’s Director of Policy, Jennifer Podkul, speaks to the Washington State Indivisible Podcast on the plight of immigrant children and what we can do about it. Click here to listen:  — Anyone monitoring the recent

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Migrants risk family separations to enter US

by Jude Webber and Courtney Weaver   on May 31, 2018   publication:

Until last October, Laura and her husband Roberto had never thought of leaving El Salvador for the US. But then they stumbled upon a gang murder — and felt they had no choice. After they

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