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One year later, family separation crisis far from over

  on July 5, 2019   publication:

When the Trump administration started to systematically separate asylum-seeker families as part of a “zero tolerance” immigration policy at the border just more than a year ago, the objective was to deter people from continuing

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Pregnant teens especially vulnerable in border centers

by Astrid Galvan   on July 4, 2019   publication:

PHOENIX (AP) — As tales of wretchedness and overcrowding in government border detention facilities abound, one group of migrants is particularly vulnerable: teen moms and pregnant girls without parents of their own. Immigrant advocates and

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Exclusive: Migrant children report verbal abuse, threats while in Border Patrol custody

by Caitlin Dickson   on July 2, 2019   publication:

Migrant children kept in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have faced unsanitary conditions, verbal abuse and threats since arriving in the country, reports submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

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An Oregon lawyer visited border patrol facilities in the El Paso sector; here’s what she knows and what it means.

by Christina Morales   on June 29, 2019   publication:

The children that Willamette Law professor W. Warren Binford interviewed had flaky scalps, runny noses and matted hair. She said some wore the same clothes from when they entered the United States weeks before and

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At The Debate, Democrats Slammed Trump’s Treatment of Detained Migrant Children. Did Obama Do Any Better?

by Jack Herrera   on June 28, 2019   publication:

On the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate, candidates excoriated the Trump administration for its treatment of migrant children. Besides the administration’s notorious family separation policy, the contenders attacked the government over recent

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‘Kids are really suffering’ as migrant surge overwhelms health department

by Renuka Rayasam and Dan Diamond   on June 25, 2019   publication:

Hundreds of migrant children being transferred from squalid, overcrowded Border Patrol detention centers are heading into the custody of a federal refugee agency that’s already struggling to feed and care for tens of thousands of

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Immigrant Advocates Use Temporary Reprieve to Prep Families at Risk for Deportation

by Scott Bixby   on June 25, 2019   publication:

For thousands of families, the postponement of a massive federal immigration raid targeting them for deportation allowed for a momentary sigh of relief. But organizations that advocate for undocumented people and asylum seekers in the immigration

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Menores enfrentan difícil experiencia migratoria

by Laura Sepulveda   on June 25, 2019   publication:

KIND’s Vice President for Legal Services, Maria Odom, speaks to Voice of America’s Laura Sepulveda on the experiences and conditions migrant children are suffering in detention and at the border. See here: 

Senator Feinstein Bill Ensures Safety and Supports Efficiency in Immigration System

by KIND Press Release   on June 14, 2019

The Protecting Immigrant Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act of 2019 introduced June 5 by Senator Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by Senators Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, and Amy Klobuchar upholds key protections for unaccompanied children

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KIND and HIAS Launch New Project to Serve Forcibly Separated Families

by KIND & HIAS Press Release   on June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019— Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and HIAS today announced a new joint project to provide representation to forcibly separated immigrant and refugee families who have come to the United States seeking

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