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Trump’s ‘deterrent’ of separating kids from their parents isn’t deterring many migrants

by Philip Bump   on June 7, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

One of the first reports that the government was separating children from their parents at the border with Mexico came from the Los Angeles Times in February. “Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the

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This Is What’s Really Happening To Kids At The Border

by Michelle Brane and Margo Schlanger   on May 30, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

Reports of mistreatment of migrant children at the U.S. border have been all over the news recently. Hashtags and social media mobilization have brought remarkable attention to children seeking U.S. protection from persecution in their

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Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ At The Border Is Causing Child Shelters To Fill Up Fast

by Nick Miroff   on May 29, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

The number of migrant children held in U.S. government custody without their parents has surged 21 percent in the past month, according to the latest figures, an increase driven by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” crackdown

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What The Legal Process Looks Like For An Immigrant Child Taken Away From His Parents

by Philip Bump   on May 27, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

There’s been an avalanche of grim news centered on young immigrants apprehended at the border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the American Civil Liberties Union published a report documenting abusive encounters between young people and border agents

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Trump has the Same Central American Migrant Problem as Obama

by David Nakamura   on April 5, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

President Trump now finds himself struggling with one of the main immigration challenges that also faced his predecessors: How to grapple with a major shift at the southwestern border away from lone Mexican men seeking

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Trump Heats Up Rhetoric On Border, Immigration as Some Supporters Grow Impatien

by David Nakamura   on April 3, 2018   in the-washington-post   publication:

President Trump’s sharp shift in tone on immigration this week from would-be dealmaker back to the hard-line stance he campaigned on comes amid signs that some of his conservative base is growing impatient for him

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For a special visa, young immigrants need a judge to rule they’ve been abandoned. Some judges refuse to decide.

by Antonio Olivo   on May 17, 2017   in the-washington-post   publication:

The Virginia Court of Appeals is considering two cases that could determine whether young undocumented immigrants can seek special visas intended for those who can’t return to their homelands because their parents have neglected, abused

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Obama thanks Mexico for ‘absorbing’ Central American refugees. His own administration wants to turn them away.

by David Nakamura   on September 20, 2016   in the-washington-post   publication:

President Obama convened a special summit of world leaders in New York on Tuesday to address the dramatic increase in refugees across the globe, which he called “one of the most urgent tests of our

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U.S. to expand refugee program for Central American minors

by David Nakamura   on July 26, 2016   in the-washington-post   publication:

The Obama administration announced plans Tuesday to expand a refugee program for Central American children who are fleeing danger, part of a broader effort to stem the unregulated flow of unaccompanied minors across the southern

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Fewer families, children surging across border, yet ICE raids to continue

by Jerry Markon   on February 4, 2016   in the-washington-post   publication:

The U.S. government will continue its controversial deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants even as the number of new illegal migrants has fallen dramatically, Department of Homeland Security officials say. After surging for months, the

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