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‘Family Separation 2.0.’ Parents in ICE Detention Have To Decide Whether to Keep Their Children or Release Them To Sponsors

Originally Published in Time Jasmine Aguilera - July 27, 2020 Immigrant infants are looked after in a daycare as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) hosts a media tour at the South Texas Family Residential Center, which houses families who are pending disposition of their immigration cases on Friday, ...

U.N. To Install Asylum-Seeker Housing In Mexico

Originally Published in NPR Alana Wise - July 27, 2020 The United Nations will provide temporary housing units for asylum-seekers in Mexico experiencing protracted waits for a hearing to gain entry to the United States, the agency announced on Monday. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is sending 48 one-room Refugee Housing Units to help ...

ICE Has to Release Kids From Detention. It Refuses to Let Their Parents Join Them.

Originally Published in Mother Jones Camille Squires - July 27, 2020 Time has run out for Immigration and Customs Enforcement to release the more than 100 children currently being held in immigration detention. After several delays, a federal judge’s ruling that ICE must release minors held in the agency’s three family detention centers is set ...

US Won’t Expel Migrant Children Detained in Texas Hotel

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - July 27, 2020 HOUSTON — The Trump administration has agreed not to expel a group of immigrant children it detained in a Texas hotel under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus and will instead allow them to seek to remain in the U.S., the ...

Refugee Resettlement Is Close to Collapse. That Was Trump’s Plan.

Originally Published in The New York Times Jessica Goudeau - July 27, 2020 Its targeted destruction is too important to ignore. Since the end of World War II, the United States has almost always viewed itself as a leader in resettling refugees forced to flee their homes around the world. But in just three years, ...

LETTERS FROM ICE DETAINEES EXPOSE DESPERATE PRISON CONDITIONS AMID CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Originally Published in The Intercept Cora Currier - July 27, 2020 The handwritten notes represent an archive of the Covid-19 crisis in Arizona detention centers, where hundreds of immigrants and staff have tested positive. THE LETTERS ARE desperate. “Please, help us obtain our freedom. It’s so dangerous these days, we find ourselves between life and ...

Pro-immigrant messages could move undecided voters in swing states

Originally Published in Politio Laura Barrón-López - July 27, 2020 When using pro-immigrant messaging, Joe Biden’s favorability rose by 15 percentage points with persuadable and likely voters in the key swing states. Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has amped up his outreach to Latinos in key states like Arizona and Florida in ...

US Sued Over Expulsion of Migrant Children Detained in Hotel

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - July 24, 2020 HOUSTON — Legal groups sued the U.S. government Friday to try to stop the expulsion of children detained in hotel rooms by the Trump administration under an emergency declaration citing the coronavirus. The owners of the Hampton Inn & Suites in ...

Lawyer: All New DACA Applications Put in ‘Pending’ Bucket

Originally Published in The New York Times The Associated Press - July 24, 2020 PHOENIX — The U.S. government said Friday that it’s putting new DACA applications in a “pending” bucket while officials decide whether to again try to end the program for young immigrants, keeping enrollment stalled even though the Supreme Court ruled last ...
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