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Immigrant Children Are Staying Longer in Government Custody

by Alicia A. Caldwell   on October 19, 2018   in the-wall-street-journal   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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Government Says It Has Reunited All Eligible Migrant Parents With Children

by Alicia A. Caldwell and Arian Campo-Flores   on July 27, 2018   in the-wall-street-journal   publication:

The Trump administration scrambled to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite more than 2,500 migrant children with their parents after they were separated at the southern border, creating an 11th-hour rush to move people around

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Inside The Trump Administration’s Chaotic Effort To Reunite Migrant Families

by Nour Malas and Alicia A. Caldwell   on July 27, 2018   in the-wall-street-journal   publication:

For months, federal immigration officials along the 268-mile stretch of border that separates New Mexico and West Texas from Mexico had been testing a policy of separating migrant parents from their children. What they didn’t

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Separations of Migrant Families Stopped a Week Ago, but Reunifications Have Barely Begun

by Arian Campo-Flores and Louise Radnofsky   on June 27, 2018   in the-wall-street-journal   publication:

A week after President Donald Trump halted the separation of families who crossed into the U.S. illegally, the process of reuniting the more than 2,000 children in custody with their parents has proved challenging. The Department of Health and

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Separations of Migrant Families Stopped a Week Ago, but Reunifications Have Barely Begun

  on June 27, 2018   in the-wall-street-journal   publication:

The nationwide preliminary injunction requires the federal government to reunite all children within 30 days and those younger than 5 years old within two weeks. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw said parents can no longer

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New Policy of Separating Immigrant Families Draws Criticism

by Laura Meckler and Alicia A. Caldwell   on May 8, 2018   in the-wall-street-journal   publication:

WASHINGTON—Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Tuesday defended a new Trump administration plan that will separate families arriving at the nation’s southwest border, and Democrats attacked the plan as putting children at risk and contrary to American

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Stiffened U.S. Approach to Illegal Border Crossings Will Separate Families

by Laura Meckler and Alicia A. Caldwell   on May 7, 2018   in the-wall-street-journal   publication:

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration plans to step up the prosecution of parents who cross the U.S. border illegally with their children, separating more families in hopes of deterring such crossings, officials said. The policy has been

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Children Alone and Lawyerless in a Strange Land

by Julie Myers Wood and Wendy Young   on September 23, 2013   in the-wall-street-journal   publication:

We’ve seen 5-year-old immigrants in front of a U.S. judge, about to be sent back into harm’s way. One of us is a former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the other is a

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