Daily Archives: July 11, 2018

‘I miss you so much’: Letters from detained immigrant women to their children

Thousands marched in cities across the country Saturday to denounce the practice. Journalists who recently toured some detention facilities in Texas were not allowed to photograph or interview immigrants, so last week T ...

Pediatricians know why family separation is child abuse

The root of this horrific disparity, Chapin theorized, was not inadequate nutrition or a lack of life-saving medications when infected. It was a deprivation of love and attention from a caring adult. ...

‘You don’t love me anymore?’: A son is separated from his father at the border, then comes a wrenching call

Hermelindo Che Coc came from Guatemala in late May to seek asylum with his son, Jefferson Che Pop, his attorneys said. His son was taken from him with little explanation, he said, and sent to a shelter in New York. ...

Government Told Immigrant Parents to Pay for DNA Tests to Get Kids Back, Advocate Says

U.S. government officials recently told four immigrant women that they must pay for DNA tests in order to be reunited with their children, according to the shelter that housed the women. ...

‘A chaotic day’: Officials and nonprofits try to reunite toddlers separated from parents

Tuesday marked the government's court-ordered deadline to return children under five years old, who were recently separated from their parents at the US border, to their families. The government earlier said it won't be ...

HHS Secretary Says U.S. Shows ‘Generosity And Charity’ By Detaining Migrant Children

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, the official responsible for the wellbeing of the migrant children detained in U.S. facilities, thinks the country is performing a public good in keeping them locked up. ...

3 young migrant children reunited with their dads in El Paso

The joyful reunion Tuesday night occurred on the deadline a federal court set for the reunification of so-called tender-age immigrant children with their parents. The two boys and a girl, who appeared to be about 3 or 4 ...

For Many L.G.B.T. Migrants, North of the Border Is No Refuge

Violence and persecution in Central America had brought many transgender women such as Ms. Quintanilla to this crossroads, along with countless other L.G.B.T. migrants. They are desperate to escape an unstable region whe ...

A new study blows up Trump’s “catch-and-release” myth

After several months of experimenting with punitive policies toward families coming to the US without papers — including separating thousands of children from their parents to detain and prosecute parents — the Trump adm ...

Judge puts blame on Trump, Congress for immigration crisis

Judge Dolly Gee, the first Chinese-American woman appointed to the U.S. District Court, has joked that her mother was her first pro bono client because she had to translate for her at medical appointments and help her ap ...

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