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Advocates Worry School ‘Gang’ Reports Tip ICE

by Bob McGovern   on January 23, 2018   publication:

School cops could be tipping off federal ICE agents about illegal immigrants in classrooms by overusing the word “gang” in incident reports, according to civil rights groups that are investigating the alleged practice. School and

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Securing America’s Future Act of 2018: Decimates Protection for Unaccompanied Children

  on January 15, 2018

The Securing America’s Future Act erodes critical protections for unaccompanied children, including child asylum seekers and victims of trafficking, by eliminating procedures intended to address the unique needs and vulnerabilities of children in the immigration

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Everybody Loses: Ending Protection for Salvadorans Provides No Benefit, Destroys Families

  on January 8, 2018

Statement from KIND President Wendy Young  “The Trump Administration is starting the new year with yet another futile action that devastates families, particularly children, causes great suffering, damages communities, and further degrades America’s commitment to

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Exclusive: U.S. memo weakens guidelines for protecting immigrant children in court

by Mica Rosenberg   on December 22, 2017   publication:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department has issued new guidelines for immigration judges that remove some instructions for how to protect unaccompanied juveniles appearing in their courtrooms. A Dec. 20 memo, issued by

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Complaint Accuses DHS Of Increasingly Separating Families At The Border

by Adolfo Flores   on December 12, 2017   publication:

Carlos Batres Aguilar refused to separate from his son after arriving at the US–Mexico border seeking asylum last November, despite days of pressure from immigration officials. Days later, he said, on Nov. 16, an immigration

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Immigration-rights advocates say Homeland Security is using minors as ‘bait’

by Dan Stockman   on December 11, 2017   publication:

Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) and seven other immigrant-rights organizations filed a complaint Dec. 7 with the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and Office of Inspector General. The complaint

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Rapid response training programs are aiming to document ICE activities

by Miranda S. Spivack   on December 10, 2017   publication:

In a small back room at Victory in Praise, a predominantly African American church in the Central Valley city of Stockton, Calif., community organizer Arturo Palato assessed his troops. The gathering included a teacher, a

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When ICE strikes, volunteers hope to be there to help immigrants

by Miranda S. Spivack   on November 28, 2017   publication:

STOCKTON, California – In a small back room at Victory in Praise, a predominantly African American church in this Central Valley city, community organizer Arturo Palato assessed his troops. The gathering included a teacher, a

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Trump moves to end ‘catch and release’, prosecuting parents and removing children who cross border

by Lomi Kriel   on November 25, 2017   publication:

Patricia Mejia gathered her three young children and made the arduous journey through Mexico to the U.S. border to escape El Salvador’s often deadly violence. When Border Patrol agents found the family near El Paso’s

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Trump Administration’s Ending of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians: Cruel, Unnecessary

by KIND Press Release   on November 21, 2017

Statement by KIND President Wendy Young November 21, 2017 The Trump Administration’s ending of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians is cruel, will cause widespread suffering and harm, and benefits no one.  We will be

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