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Exclusive: Migrant children report verbal abuse, threats while in Border Patrol custody

by Caitlin Dickson   on July 2, 2019   in yahoo-news   publication:

Migrant children kept in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have faced unsanitary conditions, verbal abuse and threats since arriving in the country, reports submitted to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)

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Some ‘zero tolerance’ kids might never get their parents back, U.S. admits

by Caitlin Dickson   on February 8, 2019   in yahoo-news   publication:

Last spring, following threats of violence from local gang members, a teenage girl and her mother fled their home in El Salvador to seek refuge in the United States, only to be forcibly separated from

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Non-zero tolerance: DHS is still separating families at the border

by Caitlin Dickson   on January 18, 2019   in yahoo-news   publication:

In the five months since President Trump issued an executive order indefinitely suspending his administration’s zero-tolerance family separation policy, immigration officials have continued to separate immigrant children and parents — at steadily increasing rates. According

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New policy will force migrants seeking asylum to wait in Mexico — for years

by Caitlin Dickson   on December 20, 2018   in yahoo-news   publication:

In the administration’s latest effort to clamp down on immigration from Central America, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced Thursday that, effective immediately, asylum-seekers presenting themselves at the southern border will be returned to Mexico

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