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From Accountability to Medical Care, Critics Cry for Serious Reform of Border Agency

by Suzanne Gamboa and Daniella Silva   on December 23, 2018   in nbc-news   publication:

LORDSBURG, New Mexico — Lawmakers came to the border looking for answers for why a young girl died while in Border Patrol custody. But it isn’t the first time answers have been demanded of Customs

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New Trump admin order for separated parents: Leave U.S. with kids or without them

by Julia Ainsley and Jacob Soboroff   on July 3, 2018   in nbc-news   publication:

WASHINGTON — After a court order to reunite more than 2,000 migrant children who were separated from their parents in May and June, the Trump administration has instructed immigration agents to give those parents two options: leave

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Trump ended family separations, but he’s still making life difficult for migrant children

by Daniella Silva   on June 22, 2018   in nbc-news   publication:

“Each one seems small, but when you really take a step back, you really see it as a systematic attack against these kids,” an immigration advocate said. President Donald Trump may have ended the separation

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New U.S. rule will make it harder for immigrant children to reunite with families, advocates fear

by Daniella Silva   on June 6, 2018   in nbc-news   publication:

Josselin Contreras and two of her younger brothers were lost and thirsty, wandering alone on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, when Customs and Border Patrol officers caught them in the summer of 2014.

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Surge In Migrant Children At Government Shelters As Trump Admin Pushes ‘Zero Tolerance’

by Daniella Silva   on May 30, 2018   in nbc-news   publication:

Nearly 11,000 migrant children are in government custody without their parents, according to federal health officials — a 22 percent increase from April as the Trump administration has ramped up prosecution of parents who cross

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Advocates Walk Out of Hearing to Protest Plan to Separate Migrant Families

by Daniella Silva   on May 8, 2018   in nbc-news   publication:

A group of mothers, carrying their children, on Tuesday denounced the Trump administration’s plan to separate families who enter the United States illegally, walking out of a hearing in Washington where the homeland security secretary

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Fact check: Trump’s misleading claims about ‘catch and release’

by Jane C. Timm   on May 2, 2018   in nbc-news   publication:

President Donald Trump and his administration have spent weeks claiming that the Central American migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. use an immigration policy called “catch and release” to infiltrate the country. Trump has likened

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Sexual, Gender Violence Driving Central American Youths to Flee Their Countries

by Suzanne Gamboa   on May 5, 2017   in nbc-news   publication:

Sexual and gender-based violence by gangs, particularly against girls, has been a major driver of Central American youths from the region, a group that protects immigrant children reported Thursday. Gang members are using rape, kidnapping,

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More Than 10,000 Unaccompanied Minors Apprehended on U.S. Border in Last Two Months

by Elizabeth Chuck   on December 12, 2015   in nbc-news   publication:

The number of children who are caught trying to slip across the U.S.-Mexico border alone and illegally has quietly surged again more than a year after President Obama referred to the problem as an “urgent

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In NY, Volunteer Attorneys Lend Voice, Legal Help, To Border Kids

by Raul Reyes   on March 24, 2015   in nbc-news   publication:

NEW YORK, NY –In a hallway on the fourteenth floor of a hulking federal building in lower Manhattan, a teenager with gelled hair checks his appearance repeatedly on his smart phone. Two Hispanic women sit

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