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.
U.S. Border Patrol agents, he said, took his weeping daughter from his arms and told him that she would be returned to him within days.
The United States government’s system for undocumented migrant children picked up at the border is designed to handle them until they turn 18. But once they do, they’re out on their own — and, potentially, back into the hands of immigrant agents ready to detain, prosecute, and deport them.
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration will no longer separate families at the border as part of his “zero tolerance” policy of criminally prosecuting all border crossers (though the status of that policy is now uncertain).
Donald Trump gave a speech this week at the National Federation of Independent Business, and right after that he hugged the flag “We’re doing well as a country, and you are the ones truly who are making America great again.”
On Thursday, Sen. Chris Van Hollen pushed through an amendment to an appropriations measure that would force the State Department to reveal travel ban numbers it has previously kept secret.
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.
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.
”Think beyond a flight. Charter an experience,” Xtra Airways, a Coral Gables, Florida-based charter airline beckons on its sharp red, white, and blue homepage.
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,