Another detainee at the facility about 60 miles (100 kilometers) northeast of Los Angeles said he was placed in segregation for a week after filing a grievance against an officer, the suit said.
Additionally, undocumented immigrants who already reside in the United States should be allowed to apply as “internal” guest workers without fear of deportation. This would start to bring people out of the shadows and give them some legal status in the workforce.
The Homestead child detention facility shut its doors only weeks ago—but the Trump administration already wants it back open for business.
Roberto Ramos, head of the El Paso County District Attorney’s Office foreign prosecution unit, said his agency requires that victims show they have “suffered significant physical or mental abuse from a qualifying crime.”
“I’m a product of this community, and to this community, an openly gay, openly undocumented Filipino belongs,” he said. “I think that’s a statement in and of itself.”
The new regulation is part of a comprehensive effort by the Trump Administration to restrict immigration, which includes steps to reduce refugee admissions, bar entry from certain Muslim-majority countries, deter asylum seekers, and apply greater scrutiny to all immigrant visa applications. Trump’s diatribes have offered an unmistakably racist backdrop to these measures. He has railed against immigrants from “shithole countries,” characterized the influx of Latinos into the United States as an “invasion,” and suggested that four congresswomen of color should “go back” to the countries “from which they came.”
The changes to asylum for unaccompanied children come as the federal government struggles with the arrival of thousands of Central Americans at the southern border. With more than 760,000 people apprehended by Border Patrol as of July — already a 92% increase over last year with two months left in fiscal 2019 — immigration authorities say they’re overwhelmed by the surge. Monthly totals have decreased significantly since May, which DHS credits to stepped-up enforcement by the governments of Mexico and Guatemala.
Some migrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border say they have been sexually molested in government-funded foster care, according to a report by the Associated Press.
Alejandra Duran was devastated the day she decided it was time to get US passportcards for her children.It wasn’t because they were planning to take a trip abroad.Instead, the 42-year-old legal assistant in Tucson, Arizona, says she felt her children needed passports to protect themselves while going about their daily lives in the United States.
Attorneys general in 13 states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that’ll allow immigration officials to deny green cards to migrants who use public assistance, including food stamps or housing vouchers.