Daily Archives: July 6, 2018

US government lets Yemenis keep special immigration status

Yemen was first designated for the special status in 2015. The civil war reached new levels last year — the United Nations said at least 10,000 civilians were killed and more than half the country had a serious food shor ...

Trump administration ups its estimate of children separated from their parents to 3,000; about 100 are toddlers

The Trump administration said Thursday that it had separated hundreds more children from their parents after illegal border crossings than had previously been revealed and that none of the families had yet been reunited. ...

Before family separations, Trump quietly removed protections for migrant kids

thousands of children separated from their parents after crossing the U.S. border eventually may be reunited, but children’s chances for asylum are slimmer than ever, thanks to a series of recent policy changes under the ...

Defenseless Children

Last week, the Texas Tribune reported that children who’ve been separated from their parents at the border are being ordered to show up for deportation proceedings. “We were representing a 3-year-old in court recently wh ...

ICE Is Pressuring Separated Parents to Choose Deportation

Lilian is getting desperate. Locked inside the sprawling Port Isabel Service Processing Center, she has not seen her 5-year-old daughter in more than two weeks, and now deportation officers are offering a deal: Drop your ...

U.S. Army Reportedly Discharging Immigrants Who Enlisted With Promises Of Citizenship

Attorneys representing at least 40 people recruited through a program meant to attract talented enlistees — those with special language or medical skills — say their clients have been discharged or had their military sta ...

Here’s What School Is Really Like For Some Migrant Children Separated From Their Parents

Serious challenges, including a lack of experienced teachers, may be undermining the federal government’s efforts to educate undocumented children in its care, according to five former employees of Southwest Key Programs ...

Federal judge largely rejects admin attempt to block California immigration laws

In an opinion, Judge John Mendez, a George W. Bush appointee, turned down Justice Department demands to stop the 2017 California laws that prevented state law enforcement from sharing information about the release of cri ...

What we know about RAICES, the group raising money to reunite separated immigrant families

The Texas nonprofit is the intended recipient of several online fundraisers that's collecting money to help reunite the families, including one that has already raised more than $20 million. ...

As first family reunification deadline arrives, migrant parents still struggle to contact their kids

By July 6, officials must make sure every separated parent has a way to contact their child, US District Judge Dana Sabraw said in a June ruling. ...

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