Daily Archives: October 12, 2018

AT LARGEST ICE DETENTION CENTER IN THE COUNTRY, GUARDS CALLED ATTEMPTED SUICIDES “FAILURES”

WHEN CARLOS HIDALGO was detained at the ICE processing center, in Adelanto, California, guards would mock the detainees lined up to get their meals by imitating the call of cows. “Moo! Here are the cows, walking through! ...

Oregon Has the Nation’s Oldest Sanctuary Law. It Might Not Survive This Election.

Thirty years before blue states like California went to war with the Trump administration over enforcing immigration policies, an Oregon state representative named Rocky Barilla proposed the law that created the nation’s ...

The Awful Things I Saw and Heard at the Border

As the nation turns its attention from the Supreme Court nomination battle to the midterm elections, national media coverage is dominated by political theater in the fight for control of Congress. In the meantime, a whol ...

Archdiocese of Baltimore will offer ‘parish ID’ to immigrants and others who have trouble obtaining legal ID

The mayor of Baltimore has endorsed the plan, and Baltimore’s police force said it will recognize the new “parish ID” as a valid form of identification. ...

New emails reveal a central political motivation for changing the census

When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross instructed the Census Bureau earlier this year to include a question on the decennial census about the citizenship of residents, he offered a specific rationale. Having data on citizen ...

APNewsBreak: Army expelled 500 immigrant recruits in 1 year

The decade-old Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest recruiting program was put on hold in 2016 amid concerns that immigrant recruits were not being screened sufficiently. The Army began booting out those en ...

IMMIGRANT DETAINEE CALLED ICE HELP LINE BEFORE KILLING HIMSELF IN ISOLATION CELL

Documents reviewed by The Intercept show that Jimenez-Joseph repeatedly brought his suicidal thoughts to the attention of officials at the rural Stewart Detention Center in Georgia, a private Immigration and Customs Enfo ...

The Five-Year-Old Who Was Detained at the Border and Persuaded to Sign Away Her Rights

Helen—a smart, cheerful five-year-old girl—is an asylum seeker from Honduras. This summer, when a social worker asked her to identify her strengths, Helen shared her pride in “her ability to learn fast and express her fe ...

Trump is separating an unknown number of families at the border for “fraud”

The Trump administration has separated more families at the US-Mexico border than it’s previously admitted — including untold numbers that were never officially counted as “separations” because Border Patrol agents claim ...

Trump Split Up Many More Migrant Families Than Previously Thought, New Report Finds

Drawing on data from the past two years, Amnesty also reports that the Trump administration separated an additional 1,800 family units before April. In total, it concludes that approximately 8,000 family units have been ...

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