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Child Health Experts: Border Officials Ignored Our Advice

by National Journal   on May 13, 2019   publication:

Pediatric health experts and immigration advocates say a recent Homeland Security Department advisory panel report “dehumanizes” children and is filled with “crazy” recommendations. That may not seem surprising-except these advocacy groups and health care associations

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Melania’s latest move in ‘Be Best’ campaign is sit-down with Microsoft president Brad Smith – who chairs group that defends immigrant kids from deportation and battles Trump child separation policy

by Geoff Earle   on May 10, 2019   publication:

First Lady Melania Trump sat down with Microsoft President Brad Smith to discuss online safety – but the exec’s other prominent pursuit is battling the Trump administration’s child separation policy. The first lady tweeted out an image

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Why can’t immigrant teens be with sponsors, foster families? Attorneys push for changes

by Suzanne Gamboa   on May 3, 2019   publication:

AUSTIN, Texas — A Texas attorney, who secured the release of an immigrant boy from federal custody, now hopes to use that victory to remove teenage migrants without family in the United States from government shelters to

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Trump admin expands collecting biometric data from migrants, raising concerns from advocates

by Daniella Silva   on May 1, 2019   publication:

The Department of Homeland Security has stepped up its collection of biometric data from migrant families to include a DNA testing pilot program and the fingerprinting of children under the age of 14. The Trump

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Homeland Security to test DNA of families at border in cases of suspected fraud

by Nick Miroff   on May 1, 2019   publication:

Homeland Security officials said Wednesday they will start an “unprecedented” pilot program to test the DNA of families arriving at the U.S. border as soon as next week, calling the measure an investigative tool to

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Trump says the border crisis is about criminals and gangs. His administration says it is about families and children.

by David Nakamura   on May 1, 2019   publication:

Faced with rising numbers of migrants at the southern border, President Trump has regaled supporters with increasingly apocalyptic warnings of an “invasion” populated by criminals with face tattoos who look fearsome enough to be “fighting

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Advocate Fr. Richard Ryscavage, 74, led support for world’s refugees

by Dennis Sadowski   on April 30, 2019   publication:

WASHINGTON — Jesuit Fr. Richard Ryscavage, whose research and advocacy on behalf of refugees and migrants was recognized around the world, died April 26 at age 74. His career was devoted to serving people on the

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Migrant infants have appeared as defendants in immigration court for years, despite viral claim

by Samantha Putterman   on April 26, 2019   publication:

The topic of unaccompanied toddlers appearing in immigration court drew widespread attention in 2018, after the Trump administration implemented its “zero tolerance” policy, leading to thousands of children being separated from their families. Accounts of small

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KIND Statement on Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Recommendations for Children in Government Care

by KIND Press Release   on April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019— KIND rejects the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Care Panel emergency interim report that proposes sweeping and detrimental changes to the treatment, processing, and care of children and families

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Cutting Aid to Central America Will Drive More Child Migration

by KIND Statement   on April 10, 2019

President Trump’s move to cut foreign assistance to Central America will contribute to greater violence, lawlessness, and impunity in these countries and drive even more migrants, including children, to come the United States in search

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