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Brad Polumbo August 9, 2019
US immigration agents conducted raids on seven food processing plants in Mississippi, arresting almost 700 workers without documents, creating confusion as communities stepped up to assist weeping children, many US citizens, abruptly abandoned. “One U.S. citizen who worked alongside many of the detained illegal immigrants told the Washington Post that the food processing companies were not...
Julie Hirschfeld Davis July 17, 2019
Donald Trump does not tolerate criticism of his policies, wrongly equating support for him and his policies with love of country. On Twitter, he challenged four Democratic congresswomen who have lambasted the administration’s immigration policies, including overcrowded detention camps and separation of children from their parents. On Twitter, Trump urged the representatives to “go back” to the...
Bill Chappell July 16, 2019
International law protects asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their home countries, ready to provide evidence that they belong to a protected class that includes race, religion, nationality, political leanings. Even so, the Trump administration is trying to impose limits, specifically targeting people crossing the US-Mexico border: “Asylum-seeking immigrants who pass through a third country en...
Anna Hopkins June 26, 2019
The Trump administration wants to slow migration with a costly border wall. Democrats express concern about the administration instigating chaos at the border and blaming Congress for limiting funds on border security. Agencies responsible for border security and migration are led by acting staff who hide details about the children and their treatment from attorneys, media and communities....
Jack Herrera June 25, 2019
The US government continues to separate hundreds of migrant children, detaining them in tents and warehouses with inadequate adult supervision, activities, clothing changes, bedding, nutritious food or sanitary supplies.The goal is to discourage migrants from trying to reach the US border. A US Department of Justice lawyer argued in court that the requirement for “safe and sanitary” conditions is...
Isaac Stanley-Becker May 17, 2019
UPDATE: The acting chief of the US Department of Homeland Security says the agency will not relocate migrants to Florida. Far-right policies on trade, foreign aid, family planning, climate change and global security from the United States and other developed nations disrupt economies of developing nations and spur immigration. The US president tries harsh measures to deter immigration and spur...
Caitlin Owens, Stef W. Kight and Harry Stevens February 26, 2019
The US Department of Health and Human Services received more than 4,500 complaints of alleged sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors between 2014 and 2018. The Justice Department received 1,300 more complaints. There may be some overlap. Border agents separated immigrants and children attempting to enter the country when they suspected the adults were not parents or had a criminal background....