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How to help migrant children swept up by ICE

by Melissa Locker   on May 31, 2018   publication:

Last month, an official from DHS admitted that the agency could not account for nearly 1,500 unaccompanied minors (note: not children who came with their parents per se) who arrived at the border, nearly 19% of the

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Treatment Of Immigrant Children Dehumanizing

by Esther J. Cepeda   on May 31, 2018   publication:

CHICAGO – Why does the United States hate children so much? We clearly don’t care enough about them to reform lax gun laws or commit money for more social workers, after-school programs and other support

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White House, Justice Claims Immigrant Kids Are In Peril

by Kimberly Atkins   on May 30, 2018   publication:

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration yesterday pushed back on what officials called “fake news” reports of immigrant children being separated from their parents at border crossings, and of federal officials losing track of more than

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This Is What’s Really Happening To Kids At The Border

by Michelle Brane and Margo Schlanger   on May 30, 2018   publication:

Reports of mistreatment of migrant children at the U.S. border have been all over the news recently. Hashtags and social media mobilization have brought remarkable attention to children seeking U.S. protection from persecution in their

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Debate Over Immigration Raises A New Question: Can The Law Be A Loophole?”

by Adolfo Flores   on May 30, 2018   publication:

Immigration advocates and legal experts pushed back Tuesday after Trump administration officials blamed Democrats for loopholes in immigration law that they said force immigration agents to separate children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

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Family Separation at the Border

by KIND and WRC Press Release   on May 30, 2018

The Administration’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy: De Facto Family Separation On May 7, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a “zero tolerance” policy towards border crossers apprehended between ports of entry. Under the policy, border officials

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Surge In Migrant Children At Government Shelters As Trump Admin Pushes ‘Zero Tolerance’

by Daniella Silva   on May 30, 2018   publication:

Nearly 11,000 migrant children are in government custody without their parents, according to federal health officials — a 22 percent increase from April as the Trump administration has ramped up prosecution of parents who cross

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What You Need To Know About The ‘Missing’ Migrant Children

by 1A   on May 30, 2018   publication:

This weekend, Twitter was abuzz with reactions to a story about federal agencies losing track of about 1,500 migrant children. The conversation evolved to be about the condition of children who cross the border, and

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The Real Immigration Crisis Isn’t ‘Missing’ Children. It’s Family Separations,”

by Sarah Kliff   on May 30, 2018   publication:

Thousands of Twitter users spent the weekend asking #WhereAreTheChildren? The viral hashtag sprang up in response to a now widely shared New York Times article noting that the federal government had been unable to make contact with 1,475

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The 1,500 “Missing” Migrant Children: An Immigration Expert Explains What You Need to Know

by Sarah Cliff   on May 29, 2018   publication:

In late April, a top Health and Human Services official told Congress that his agency had lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children who had recently left government custody. Those remarks came under intense and renewed scrutiny

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