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Trump promises to stop the migrant caravan. But his administration struggles with how to do it.

by David Nakamura and Nick Miroff   on October 24, 2018   publication:

President Trump’s attempts to pin political blame on Democrats for a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants headed toward the United States have obscured growing concern within the White House over how to manage

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Immigrant Children Are Staying Longer in Government Custody

by Alicia A. Caldwell   on October 19, 2018   publication:

Migrant children who come into the U.S. without family are staying longer in crowded shelters as authorities struggle to handle their growing numbers and to screen potential sponsors, according to government data and advocates. The

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To Free Detained Children, Immigrant Families Are Forced to Risk Everything

by Jonathan Blitzer   on October 16, 2018   publication:

One morning in early August, Jorge, a thirty-seven-year-old construction worker from Guatemala who lives with his wife and two children in Virginia, received a phone call from an unknown number with a Texas area code.

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Children’s Rights Organizations Condemn New Threat to Separate Families

by KIND Press Release   on October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018—The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and the Women’s Refugee Commission condemn a new plan under consideration to separate families at the border. As reported in

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ICE Is Sending Separated Children Home With No One To Pick Them Up

by Angelina Chapin   on October 15, 2018   publication:

On Tuesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sent a 4-year-old separated child from the U.S. to Guatemala City without telling her family she was coming home. When Karla, a pseudonym HuffPost is using to protect the

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Reporters tour tent city that’s housed thousands of migrant teens: ‘They treat us well, thank God’

by Brittny Mejia   on October 12, 2018   publication:

A sign hung at the back of the sand-colored tent welcoming visitors: “Bienvenidos a Alpha 11.” Ten tidy bunk beds filled the space, the name of each boy who occupied one written on blue tape

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Feds Admit It’s Slow-Going Reuniting Immigrant Children at Tent City With Families

by James Barragan and Dianne Solis   on October 12, 2018   publication: ,

TORNILLO – Federal officials at the tent city temporarily sheltering hundreds of unaccompanied immigrant children in West Texas pushed back Friday against reports that children there did not have adequate access to education, legal representation and mental-health care.

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ICE put a 4-year-old on a plane to Guatemala. Her dad found out 30 minutes before she landed

by Catherine E. Shoichet   on October 11, 2018   publication:

Six months after US officials separated them at the border, ICE put a 4-year-old girl on a plane to Guatemala this week so she could be reunited with her father. But there was one major

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Trump administration transfers hundreds of migrant children to border tent camp

by Molly Hennessy-Fiske   on October 3, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration has transferred hundreds of children who entered the U.S. illegally to a temporary tent shelter on the border in Texas that immigrant advocates have condemned as “substandard.” The camp, which is operated

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Proposed Changes to Public Charge: An Appalling Disregard for Humanity

by KIND Press Release   on September 26, 2018

The Administration’s recent proposal restricting access to lawful permanent resident status or admission for certain immigrants if they use critical federal assistance programs and benefits would gravely harm children, families, communities, and our immigration system.

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