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The Trump administration is expanding its shelter capacity to handle a record number of immigrant teenagers who crossed the border seeking work and asylum. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now overseeing
Arrests of immigrant families who cross the U.S. border rose 38 percent in August, despite the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents to deter illegal crossings. The number suggest that the effects of
A temporary child detention facility, which was set up in the West Texas desert during the family separation crisis in June, will expand from 1,200 to 3,800 beds and stay open at least through the end of
A Major Setback in Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala as Government Fails to Renew Commission Mandate
The decision by the Guatemalan government not to renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) beyond September 2019 is a major setback in the fight against corruption and impunity in
Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody.
From Family Separation to Jailing Children Indefinitely: The Administration’s New Flores Regulations
The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody. Their new regulations on the Flores Settlement Agreement would
Scholars and legal experts spoke on the shortfalls of the “zero tolerance” policy in the U.S. immigration system in a panel on Wednesday called “Immigration and Just Peace: A Discussion on U.S. Family and Child
How Fingerprinting Parents Seeking Asylum in the United States Endangers Both Them and Their Children
Every year since 2005, there are between 7,000 and 9,000 children who have trekked thousands of miles by themselves from their homes, primarily from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, to the United States, hoping to reunite with
Under oath before a U.S. immigration judge, 14-year-old Sandy quietly asks the authorities to send her back to her native Guatemala, which she had left only months earlier. In a barely audible voice, she affirmed
They have a government-provided list of 343 names. But for a group of lawyers and immigration advocates, tracking down the parents who were separated from their children at the border under the Trump administration’s zero