Daily Archives: December 20, 2018

We warned DHS that a migrant child could die in U.S. custody. Now one has.

The government wasn’t prepared to deal with detained children in 2014. It still isn’t. ...

Attorneys for father of deceased migrant girl say border agents did not provide water

Seven-year-old Jakelin Caal and her father, Nery, were not provided water during the eight hours they were held in a remote Border Patrol facility with 161 other migrants, the family’s lawyers said Wednesday, contradicti ...

Mother Will See Dying Toddler After Trump Travel Ban Hurdle, Advocates Say (UPDATED)

The child’s father is an American citizen who brought the 2-year-old to California for treatment. ...

U.S. reverses policy in move to speed release of migrant children

The Trump administration is reversing a controversial policy that required extensive background checks of all adults living with sponsors of migrant children, in a move that could lead to faster release of migrant minors ...

Thousands of Migrant Children Could Be Released After Sponsor Policy Change

The Trump administration announced on Tuesday that it planned to ease onerous security requirements for sponsors of migrant children, meaning that thousands who have been parked in shelters for months could soon be relea ...

‘A Moral Disaster’: AP Reveals Scope of Migrant Kids Program

Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant toddlers, child ...

Honduran Migrant Gunned Down Shortly After U.S. Deportation

A Honduran migrant who had recently been deported from the United States was shot and killed a few blocks from his home, his family said on Wednesday, in another sign of the dangers faced by migrants fleeing Central Ame ...

Judge strikes down bulk of Trump asylum policy

A federal judge on Wednesday struck down most of the policies former Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued that made it almost impossible for victims of domestic and gang violence to seek asylum. ...

Advertisers Flee Tucker Carlson’s Fox News Show After He Derides Immigrants

The Fox News host Tucker Carlson has lost advertisers after saying on the air last week that allowing certain immigrants into the United States “makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided.” ...

ICE director should make courthouses safe for all

When we served on the highest courts of New York and Texas, we committed to expanding access to justice. And while it might sound basic, ensuring access requires that everyone who sets foot inside a courtroom feels safe ...

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