Daily Archives: June 6, 2018

Trump and his attorney general can’t get their immigration story straight.

The president tweeted this morning blaming the policy of separating out the parents and children of undocumented immigrants at the border on “bad legislation passed by the Democrats.” As Toronto Star reported Daniel Dale ...

Caught in limbo, Central American asylum-seekers are left waiting on a bridge over the Rio Grande

Regulars still cross daily, but lately they have encountered something new and disturbing. ...

I work with children separated from caregivers at the border. What happens is unforgivable.

I work as an attorney with an organization called Kids in Need of Defense, or KIND, devoted to working with unaccompanied children. I hear firsthand stories that illustrate the severe impact of family separation on child ...

Trump and Sessions’ border policy is a nightmare — and that was the idea all along

The president . . . was reportedly shown a recording of a previous drone strike and asked “Why did you wait?” after the video showed the strike was delayed until the target’s family home was out of range. . . . ...

Report: Residents of New York Army Base Had Undocumented Man Deliver Them Pizza Before Turning Him Over to ICE

The man, 32-year-old Pablo Villavicencio, is said to have been arrested Friday. His wife, a Colombian-born U.S. citizen named Sandra Chica, said a guard at the base called Immigration and Customs Enforcement because Vill ...

Hundreds of Children Are Being Held at the Border for Longer Than the Law Typically Allows

NBC News reports that nearly 300 of the 550 children at US border stations on Sunday had been held for more than 72 hours. Nearly half of those children are younger than 12.  ...

GOP megadonor: ‘I’m not writing one penny to any of them’ until DACA is resolved

Mike Fernandez, long at odds with President Donald Trump over deportations, told POLITICO in a phone interview he’s behind a broadening strategy among donors to punish politicians who will not sign a discharge petition i ...

ACLU Sues Over Plans for Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

The Manhattan federal court lawsuit on behalf of immigrants' rights groups blames racial animus for the recent announcement that the census will include a citizenship question for the first time since 1950. ...

Does the U.S. keep immigrant children in cages?

“Every time I probed yesterday on the circumstances, the response was just basically a generic, ‘This is what’s required for security, this is what’s required for control.’ And in a lot of these areas that I saw yesterda ...

Trump’s crackdown on migrant families plunges Washington deeper into immigration fight

The ongoing controversy over separating families came to a head over the weekend when a U.S. senator tried to gain access to a government facility in Brownsville, Tex., that holds migrant children but was barred from ent ...

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