Daily Archives: August 6, 2018

Easing the journey north

A group of Americans is assisting immigrants as they illegally cross the Canadian border. Are they guardian angels or part of the problem? ...

Immigrant parents fight chaotic system for their children

The U.S. government’s improvised system to reunite immigrant families it separated at the border has left hundreds of parents in limbo after they were deemed “ineligible” to get their children back. ...

Immigrants are integral to the American equation

I’m a U.S. citizen. For me that was very easy; all I had to do was wake up after birth and, voilà, I’m a citizen! On top of that, I was also very, very lucky: I’m a white male. It just doesn’t get any luckier than that i ...

Russian immigrant running for US House seat in Alaska

Born in the Soviet Union, Shein recalls standing in bread lines with his grandfather. After moving to Alaska in the early 1990s, he and his mother, who had married a man in Anchorage, wound up living in a shelter and on ...

Child separation crisis background: Who caused the misery south of the border?

In our interconnected world, nothing happens in a vacuum — certainly not in the backyard of the United States. So while the eyes of the world are on the Trump administration’s inhumane policies regarding migrants and the ...

Migrant kids were stripped, drugged, locked away. So much for compassion.

This institution, the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center, near Staunton, couldn’t possibly be in America. And if it was, it had to be an extreme outlier — a place that, while overseen by the Office of Refugee Resettlement ...

U.S. Court Orders Trump Administration to Fully Reinstate DACA Program

U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., said he would stay Friday's order, however, until August 23 to give the administration time to decide whether to appeal. ...

‘Miller is not deterred’: Top immigration aide pushing cuts in refugee numbers

Originally published by Politico President Donald Trump last year advocated dropping the refugee cap as low as 5,000 people, down from 50,000, according to a former administration official – a cut far more drastic than ...

How Trump Radicalized ICE

Settling into a sense of safety is hard when your life’s catalog of memories teaches you the opposite lesson. Imagine: You fled from a government militia intent on murdering you; swam across a river with the uncertain ho ...

Trump’s Family Separation Could Get This Mother and Son Killed

Torn apart from their children, thousands of mothers have suffered unimaginable trauma under the Trump administration's family separation policy. For one immigrant woman, the pain of separation is just part of it: the po ...

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