Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

Granny caravan goes after Trump’s family separation policy, hundreds travel to U.S.-Mexico border

Hundreds of grannies are putting their bodies on the line and their lives on hold, as they embark on a six-day journey to the U.S.-Mexico border to protest the Trump administration's treatment of migrating children and f ...

The Angel of Matamoros

On a muggy June night, Luis Miguel Montimo turns away from the Gateway Inter­national Bridge over the Rio Grande and walks toward Matamoros, Mexico, carrying his almost two-year-old son, José Luis. The 32-year-old with a ...

9th Circuit rules White House can’t withhold money from ‘sanctuary cities’

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that federal funding could be withheld only with congressional authorization. The appeals court also noted that the U.S. District Court went too far by blocking the policy natio ...

Immigrants Held in US Prison Sue Over Harsh Conditions

The lawsuit filed in federal court in Riverside says harsh prison conditions at a medium-security facility in Victorville, California, are too restrictive for detainees awaiting their immigration court hearings, many who ...

Battle Over Immigration Rattles Community Colleges

“I assumed it was a joke, but to the whole class he said, ‘And for you, all you illegals, I’m going to have immigration waiting outside the class for you if you don’t have the stubs,’” she said. “As a teenager, straight ...

Judge calls ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy ‘cruel’

U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty explained in a written opinion why he ordered Pablo Villavicencio freed last week from a detention center in New Jersey. ...

Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody

The American Immigration Lawyers Association said it had learned of the death of a child shortly after the child and parent left the ICE family detention center at Dilley, Texas. The legal group said it was made aware of ...

‘They have nothing’: How a $20 tip cost an immigrant her Dulles job and severed a lifeline to Sierra Leone

The Dulles International Airport maintenance worker had heard children were flying in from Sierra Leone, the country she had left years earlier, and she needed to see them. When they arrived, their bodies spoke of the br ...

Immigration crackdown: U.S. soldier honored for service could be heading for ICE custody

U.S. Army Spec. Yea Ji Sea, a medic at the Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, was called in to her commander’s office. The senior officer explained to the 29-year-old that her time in uniform was ov ...

Detainee Attempts Suicide After Trump Administration Jams Migrants Into Troubled Prison

A controversial federal prison complex in Victorville, California, that is currently housing roughly 800 immigration detainees despite infectious disease outbreaks and workers’ concerns about inadequate medical care, is ...

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