Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

RAICES is offering $20 million to the government to post ‘bonds’ for all separated families

Today, the Texas nonprofit announced what it's going to do with the funds: It will march to Capitol Hill with a $20 million check to demand that immigrant mothers be released from detention centers. ...

Why it’s taking so long for the government to reunite the families it separated

Two weeks after a judge ordered officials to reunite the families they'd split up, most of the parents and kids remain separated. With key deadlines looming, the government says it's doing everything it can but in some c ...

The 2020 census could undercount 1 million kids — which means less money for California schools

The problem has grown worse over the last four decades, experts said. In 2010, the census failed to count nearly 1 million children younger than 5. Experts warn that it could exceed that number in 2020. ...

‘What if I lose her forever?’ In Guatemala, a couple fears for their child still in detention in U.S.

His wife, more agitated than relieved, was waiting for him outside the Guatemalan air force base here. Chartered planes packed with deportees from the United States arrive with regularity. ...

It’s always been hard to say no to citizenship requests from soldiers. Trump’s doing it.

The US military has begun kicking out immigrants for whom service offered a pathway to citizenship. According to a recent report from the Associated Press, dozens of enlistees — part of a program called MAVNI (Military A ...

Americans are not as conservative on immigration as you might think

Lawmakers in Washington, from the president down to first-term members of Congress, may be misjudging how the public feels about immigration. ...

Donald Trump’s immigration policy: Define all Latino immigrants as “criminals,” then deport them

That has resulted in escalated deportation, the now-notorious family separation policy meant to intimidate people out of seeking legal asylum at, and the ending of legal status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants fro ...

The Feds Are Locking Up Immigrant Kids—Who Have Committed No Crimes—In Juvie

Within hours of talking to the psychologist, Alonzo, whose real name has been withheld for privacy reasons, was transferred to the nearby Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center. This made the teen’s situation even grimmer: Sh ...

Why Was a Citizenship Question Put on the Census? ‘Bad Faith,’ a Judge Suggests

Now a federal lawsuit seeking to block the question has cast doubt on the department’s explanation and the veracity of the man who offered it, Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. And it has given the plaintiffs in the ...

A frustrated Trump blames migrants for having their children taken from them

Instead, the government provided an update to U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw on Monday, reporting that two of those children had rejoined their parents after being separated at the border, with an additional 54 of the 1 ...

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