Trump administration wants more space to detain immigrant children

Over 400 migrant children remain separated from their families months after President Donald Trump announced that he was ending his policy that separated parents from their children at the border. Kids who were forcibly taken from their parents have reportedly attempted suicide and told officials…

Migrant families file lawsuit over emotional trauma from Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy

Migrant families separated at the US-Mexican border under President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy have suffered “life-altering” emotional trauma, according to a lawsuit demanding that the government provide counseling for those affected. The federal class action lawsuit was filed last week by families torn asunder at…

Migrant toddler died after release from ICE detention, lawyers group says

The American Immigration Lawyers Association confirmed reports on Wednesday that a migrant child died after being released from an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Dilley, Texas. “AILA has learned that a toddler died soon after release from the Dilley South Texas Family Residential…

Immigrant fathers and sons strike to protest family separation at Texas detention facility

More than 500 migrant fathers and sons being held at the ICE-operated Karnes County Residential Center in Texas say they plan to strike in protest of the harsh conditions they face in detention. The fathers will refuse meals and stage a sit-in, while the sons…

CRISIS: Trump Admin Admits It Might Be Separating AMERICAN CITIZENS

★ Save on thousands of audiobooks → http://www.blinkist.com/pakman –The migrant child internment and separation crisis grows as the Trump administration admits that they may have separate families where both parent and child are American citizens, and they have lost track of the parent https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/11/us-immigration-family-separations-doj-us-citizens https://lawandcrime.com/immigration/trump-admin-records-show-family-separated-at-border-might-be-u-s-citizens/…

Gov. Inslee: Trump admin won’t reunite all migrant families, will place some kids in foster care

The Trump administration does not intend to reunite all migrant families they’ve separated and might place some kids in foster homes, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee (D) said following a conference call with administration officials. Inslee was part of a conference call with Health and…

One week after court order to reunite immigrant families, as many as 3,000 kids are still detained

Just under 3,000 migrant kids remain in government custody after having been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, and 100 of those children are under 5 years old, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar told reporters on Thursday. The news comes…

Angela Merkel capitulates to the far-right in European anti-immigrant backlash

In 2015, at the height of the migrant crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened Germany’s borders to an influx of refugees fleeing terrorism, poverty, and the horror of the Syrian civil war. “We can manage”, Merkel famously quipped, and since 2015 the country absorbed nearly one…