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Trump’s Border Wall Could Result In More Child Deaths, Advocates Worry

by Angelina Chapin   on January 5, 2019   in huffington-post   publication:

The government shutdown has dragged on for two weeks due to President Donald Trump’s insistence on border wall funding. And while Trump is characterizing the barrier as a non-negotiable tenet of border security, immigrant experts

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Two Migrant Teens Were Killed In Mexico. Advocates Worry It Could Happen Again.

by Angelina Chapin   on December 20, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

U.S. and Mexican immigration officials are turning unaccompanied children away from the border, child advocates and lawyers told HuffPost, forcing kids into dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations. Two Honduran teens living in a Tijuana migrant

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Trump Asylum Ban Will Extend to Thousands of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

by Elise Foley   on November 12, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

A controversial Trump administration policy suspending asylum for immigrants who cross the border illegally will also apply to kids and teenagers traveling to the United States without their parents, contradicting last week’s comment by a

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ICE Is Throwing A Record Number Of 18-Year-Olds Into Adult Detention On Their Birthdays

by Angelina Chapin   on November 1, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

On Roberto’s 18th birthday in September, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers put metal cuffs on his hands and legs and a chain around his waist. They then drove him two hours from Homestead, the

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

by Angelina Chapin   on October 15, 2018   in huffington-post   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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Inside The Desperate Search For 343 Parents Deported Without Their Kids

by Angelina Chapin   on September 2, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

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

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Migrant Kids Choose Between Possible Death and Never Seeing Parents Again

by Angelina Chapin   on August 11, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

In a shelter on Long Island, Nico has been forced to make a decision much too traumatic for any 14-year-old: return to Guatemala and risk death, or stay in the U.S. to pursue relief and

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Kids Who Can’t Tie Their Shoes Are Being Traumatized In Immigration Court

by Angelina Chapin   on August 4, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

LOS ANGELES – In 2016, Luis sat in his lawyer’s office and drew a black, snake-like object, surrounded by sad faces. “My dad hit me with a cable from the television,” the 4-year-old told Joanna

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Children As Young As 5’ Could Face Immigration Court Alone, Experts Say

by Angelina Chapin   on June 25, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

Many of the migrant children who remain separated from their parents will have to appear in immigration courts alone and are at greater risk of deportation, legal experts told HuffPost. “In some cases, children as

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Paul Ryan Doesn’t Want Kids Split From Their Parents, But He Won’t Blame Trump For It

by Elise Foley   on June 14, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

The House speaker blamed the courts for immigrant family separations that the courts did not require. President Donald Trump’s policies have separated more than 1,000 immigrant children from their parents at the border. But according

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