I was separated from my parents 50 years ago. The trauma has marked the rest of my life
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I was separated from my parents 50 years ago. The trauma has marked the rest of my life

The part of that small child still inside me wants to bear witness. Despite changes in White House policy, there are thousands of children separated from their immigrant parents — some under a year old at so-called tender age shelters — and no concrete plans for how they will be reunited. The trauma those children are suffering remains far from over. Continue reading

Trump’s Immigration Policies Unified People of Many Faiths in a Powerful Protest on Capitol Hill Today
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Trump’s Immigration Policies Unified People of Many Faiths in a Powerful Protest on Capitol Hill Today

The president may have signed an executive order intended to end family separation at the border, but immigrant advocates aren’t quieting down. On Thursday morning, dozens of faith leaders, children, and protesters gathered at the Russell Senate office Building to demonstrate against the family crisis on the border. Continue reading

Trump Is Trying to Find a Legal Way to Lock Up Even More Immigrant Families
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Trump Is Trying to Find a Legal Way to Lock Up Even More Immigrant Families

There’s still widespread uncertainty about how exactly the executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday will change his policy of separating and detaining immigrant families. But one thing is clear: If the White House can’t deter or deport families arriving at the US-Mexico border, it wants to put them behind bars. Continue reading

5-Year Old in Family Detention Camp Tells Mom: This Is Hell
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5-Year Old in Family Detention Camp Tells Mom: This Is Hell

The asylum-seeking mothers with their young children don’t sleep well at the Berks family detention center in Leesport, Pennsylvania. That’s because multiple times per night guards shine flashlights into detainees’ rooms to make sure they’re still there, according to Jackie Kline, a volunteer attorney who represents women and children detained there, Continue reading