Daily Archives: July 13, 2018

New Supreme Court decision could upend thousands of deportation cases in setback for immigration hard-liners

Teenagers and their attorneys sat quietly on rows of hard wooden benches in the windowless room, fidgeting, sighing, waiting. Their attorneys sat with stacks of files in their laps, peering at their phones. ...

Progressive strategist: People view ICE as Trump’s ‘personal deportation force’

"ICE, I think people have started to come to see as Donald Trump's personal deportation force, and not just about what's happening on the border, but also in small towns and cities across America that are being terrorize ...

The Activist Effort to Find the Children That the Government Took From Their Parents

Last Friday, two weeks after a federal judge in San Diego ordered the U.S. government to reunite more than twenty-five hundred migrant families who had been forcibly separated at the border, lawyers from the Department o ...

Feds Force Immigrants Into Parking Garage for ‘Assembly-Line Justice’

The question from a U.S. magistrate judge to a young woman from Mexico was simple: Are you a United States citizen? But the woman paused and a titter went up from the packed gallery of court officials and news reporters. ...

‘I Want Her Back’: Some Migrant Families Reunite, but Other Parents Grow Desperate

The Trump administration said Thursday that it had complied with a judge’s order and reunited all of the eligible children under the age of 5 that it had in custody with their migrant parents. But Nazario Jacinto-Carrill ...

Estefans: Immigration debate has fueled reaction to musical

As the immigration debate has heated up, so have audiences’ reactions to scenes in new stage musical that spins around two immigrants, the Grammy winners said in a recent interview. ...

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from $74.5 million in 2007 to $958 million in 2017. The agency is also ...

Migrant Girl In Family Separation Audio Reunited With Her Mother (UPDATE)

Wednesday evening, officials at a Texas detention center released Cindy Madrid, the undocumented mother whose daughter Jimena’s cries for help in an audio recording helped show the impact of the Trump administration’s fa ...

ACLU Says Government Didn’t Give Enough Information On Reunited Immigrant Families

Immigration and Customs Enforcement didn’t tell immigrant rights advocates when and where it was releasing specific families this week, leading to one mother with an infant being left stranded until midnight at a bus sto ...

ICE detainee facing deportation apparently kills himself

Efrain De La Rosa, 40, was found unresponsive in a cell at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, on Tuesday night and was later pronounced dead at a hospital, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said. ...

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