Link To News: Majority Of Youngest Migrants Reunited With Parents, Trump Administration Says

From NPR


“On Thursday, two days after its original deadline, the Trump administration announced that it has complied with the first part of a court order to return the nearly 3,000 migrant children separated from their parents in recent months.

Administration officials had been under a mandate to reunite the youngest minors, or migrants under the age of …Continue Reading »

Link To News: To align with Trump’s policy, immigration officials get more leeway to start deportation process

From Miami Herald


“The Trump administration has expanded the list of categories for which immigrants can be sent before immigration judges to start deportation procedures against them.

Measures announced Thursday by the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will tighten the Department of Homeland Security’s controls on immigrants, affecting not only undocumented foreigners but legal immigrants who lose their immigration …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Judge’s order could undercut Trump’s immigrant detention plan

From Politico


“Boasberg said lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union justified the injunction by showing that releases of such immigrants by some offices dropped dramatically after Trump took office last year. Between February and September of last year, 100 percent of parole applications at three ICE offices were denied, the judge said, while two other …Continue Reading »

Link To News: U.S. human trafficking report faults child detention

From Politico


“The State Department said children held in government facilities are at higher risk of psychological damage and should be separated from their families only as a “last resort.”

The finding, part of the agency’s Trafficking in Persons Report released Thursday, came as President Donald Trump seeks to quiet public furor over a border policy that …Continue Reading »

Link To News: Customs and Border Protection head says agency has stopped referring immigrant parents for criminal prosecution

From Politico


“The head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection says he has temporarily stopped referring for criminal prosecution adults who cross the border illegally with children.

Commissioner Kevin McAleenan told reporters in Texas Monday he ordered referrals suspended within hours of President Trump’s executive order last week that stopped the practice of separating families.”


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Link To News: What We Know: Family Separation And ‘Zero Tolerance’ At The Border

From NPR


“Since early May, 2,342 children have been separated from their parents after crossing the Southern U.S. border, according to the Department of Homeland Security, as part of a new immigration strategy by the Trump administration that has prompted widespread outcry.

On Wednesday, President Trump signed an executive order reversing his policy of separating families — …Continue Reading »

Link To News: These legal immigrants might have their path to a green card blocked by Trump

From Miami Herald


“The Trump administration, in another effort to reduce legal immigration, wants to deny permanent residence to hundreds of thousands of foreigners living legally in the United States.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to deny so-called ‘green cards’ to legal immigrants and their children if they receive federal or state aid — …Continue Reading »

Link To News: US To Send 1,600 Immigration Detainees To Federal Prisons

From BBC News


“The Trump administration has for the first time begun transferring suspected illegal immigrants to federal prisons, following additional demand for beds.

The transfer of 1,600 detainees underscores the surge in detentions under the President Donald Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy.

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it was a temporary measure until other facilities …Continue Reading »

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