Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

How racial profiling goes unchecked in immigration enforcement

When immigration officers raided a rural Pennsylvania poultry transport company early last year, a lawyer for five undocumented men arrested saw plenty of evidence their rights had been violated. ...

Senate Democrats are desperate for Republican support on bill that will end border separations

Horrifying stories of children locked in cages have rattled the Trump administration, which recently announced a zero-tolerance policy that has resulted in the mandatory detention of migrants caught crossing the border. ...

‘Prison-like’ migrant youth shelter is understaffed, unequipped for Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy, insider says

Davidson, 32, is of Brazilian descent and speaks Portuguese. He said the siblings — ages 16, 10 and 6 — were distraught after being separated from their parents at the border. The children were “huddled together, tears s ...

Was a breastfeeding infant really taken from an immigrant mother? The answer to this and other questions about families separated at the border

Immigrant advocates have sued the government to stop the practice and critics have called it cruel and inhumane. Here’s a guide to key issues concerning family separations. ...

Religious groups and leaders call Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy sad, sinful and immoral

“I would like to cite to you the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13,” Sessions said Thursday in a speech to law enforcement officers in Fort Wayne, Ind. He went on to say that the Bible argues Chris ...

Texas Border Patrol center where immigrant families are separated draws lawmakers, protest

Such crying is not unusual, said John Lopez, acting deputy patrol agent in charge. ...

Dem lawmakers make surprise visit to ICE detention center

Reps. Hakeem Jeffries (N.Y.), Jerrold Nadler (N.Y.), Adriano Espaillat (N.Y.), Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.), Frank Pallone Jr. (N.J.), Albio Sires (N.J.) and Bill Pascrell (N.J.) arrived around 9 a.m. at the Elizabeth, N.J., c ...

Father’s Day detention: Immigrant’s family pleads for release

She said her husband faced the threat of being deported to "a country he has not seen in almost a decade." She also said he is the family's main provider and a devoted father to their two daughters, the youngest of whom ...

Father’s Day used to highlight fight against Trump policy that separates migrant families

Activists spent Father's Day drawing attention to a controversial new immigration policy that separates migrant children from their parents. ...

Whom Would Jesus Lock Up?

Jeff Sessions, the United States attorney general, speaks often of his deep religious faith and regularly attends the White House Bible study group. So it is little surprise that he would quote the holy book to defend hi ...

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