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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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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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Detaining Migrant Children Has Lifelong Psychological Effects, Experts Say

by Angelina Chapin   on June 14, 2018   in huffington-post   publication:

Prison-like detention centers compound the trauma of vulnerable kids. America’s largest shelter for migrant children looks more like a jail than a safe space for kids. On Wednesday, journalists were allowed inside the former Walmart

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Trump Says Kids Shouldn’t Come To U.S. Illegally. He’s Also Limiting Their Legal Options.

by Elise Foley   on August 16, 2017   in huffington-post   publication:

About 2,700 people expected to come to the U.S. through the Central American Minors parole program are now stuck. WASHINGTON ― Central American immigrants in the U.S. already had few ways to legally bring their

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Trump Administration Accused Of Using Immigrant Kids As ‘Bait’ To Catch Parents

by Elise Foley   on June 30, 2017   in huffington-post   publication:

WASHINGTON ― The Trump administration is using information gathered from immigrant children apprehended at the border to go after the relatives who paid for them to travel to the U.S., often to escape violence at

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