The United States could help pay for transportation, healthcare, legal services, and career and educational programs for migrant families separated under former President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" border strategy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said...
In response to feigned surprise over administration actions that result in human suffering and death, critics of the Trump administration have been inclined to respond, “cruelty is the point.” In other words, policy decisions are not made despite consequences for vulnerable people; they are made with the intent to inflict hardship so as to serve administration objectives (e.g., deporting “dreamers” to fend off future illegal immigration). Nowhere is this more evident than in the immoral and un-American child separation policy.
A congressional committee is asking for answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar following NBC News reporting on a 2018 White House meeting on family separation.
The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship ripped the Trump administration's immigration policy on Wednesday, following a report that officials couldn't keep track of the migrant families forcibly separated
Today, following news that former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has joined the board of directors for a company operating the largest shelter for migrant children in the United States, Restore Public Trust blasted the former Trump administration official for his role pursuing anti-immigrant policies that supported family separations and a massive increase in the number of migrant children in U.S. custody.
Immigration and civil rights groups are urging companies not to hire senior Trump administration officials who were involved in planning, carrying out or defending the separation of migrant children from their parents.
Feb.7, the new House Democratic majority will hold its first hearing on the inhumane Trump family separation policy in the Energy and Commerce Committee, an opportunity to finally hold the administration accountable for family separation and its lingering effects.
More than 200 migrant children who were separated from their parents after crossing the border are still in government custody, according to documents filed in court Monday night.
The civil liberties organization should use its "considerable resources" to locate the parents, the government argued in a court filing. The U.S. government has deported hundreds of migrant parents without their children in the aftermath of President Trump's now-defunct family separation policy. But now administration officials are arguing that it's the responsibility of the American Civil Liberties Union, not the federal government, to find those deported mothers and fathers.
The Trump administration and the American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday revealed widely divergent plans on how to reunite hundreds of immigrant children with parents who have been deported since the families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
AILA calls for an immediate stay of the removal and release from custody of all of the victims of this family separation strategy so the families are afforded the chance to be represented by an attorney and to file claims for relief if they are eligible.
HHS is forced to prioritize migrant crisis over medical research and other goals. The health department has quietly dipped into tens of millions of dollars to pay for the consequences of President Donald Trump's border policy, angering advocates who want the money spent on medical research, rural health programs and other priorities.
A federal judge on Friday commended the Trump administration efforts to reunify families separated at the border but also planned to keep close watch as another big deadline nears.
A federal judge has turned down President Donald Trump's request to alter a decades-old legal settlement to allow long-term detention of children who entered the U.S. illegally with their parents. The judge's order says some immigrant families could be detained together.
July 9, 2018 – In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mark Schneider explains the dark reality 300,000 TPS holders will face when their status expires and they are forcibly deported: separation from their 273,000 U.S. citizen children as a result of the administration's malicious termination of TPS for six countries like Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti.
President Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy has left the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) scrambling to contain what’s quickly becoming a public relations nightmare.
Republican lawmakers are preparing to vote on a more narrow immigration bill that would allow immigrant children to stay in detention facilities with their parents. The bill would eliminate the so-called Flores settlement that requires that children be released from detention after 20 days, fixing a flaw in President Trump's executive order that mandates that children and parents not be separated during detention.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia's governor ordered state officials Thursday to investigate abuse claims by children at an immigration detention facility who said they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Trump administration officials say they have no clear plan yet on how to reunite the thousands of children separated from their families at the border since the implementation of a zero-tolerance policy in which anyone caught entering the U.S. illegally is criminally prosecuted.
The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion.
One thing that's clear from President Donald Trump's executive order trying to reverse course from his policy that resulted in family separations at the border: It's still not clear how it will work.
It is the policy of this Administration to rigorously enforce our immigration laws. Under our laws, the only legal way for an alien to enter this country is at a designated port of entry at an appropriate time. When an alien enters or attempts to enter the country anywhere else, that alien has committed at least the crime of improper entry and is subject to a fine or imprisonment under section 1325(a) of title 8, United States Code. This Administration will initiate proceedings to enforce this and other criminal provisions of the INA until and unless Congress directs otherwise. It is also the policy of this Administration to maintain family unity, including by detaining alien families together where appropriate and consistent with law and available resources. It is unfortunate that Congress's failure to act and court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law.
But President Trump rejected one proposal, by Senator Ted Cruz, to end the separations by increasing personnel in immigration courts, suggesting that many of those judges could be corrupt.