The Trump Administration Is Separating Children From Asylum-Seeking Parents at the Border
(Katie Shepherd, American Immigration Council, Dec 11, 2017)
In response to the escalating practice of separating immigrant children from their parents by U.S. immigration officials, the American Immigration Council, in collaboration with the WRC and others, filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and Office of the Inspector General (OIG) on behalf of these families – most, if not all, who fled to the United States seeking humanitarian relief only to be separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
When Immigration Detention Means Losing Your Kids
(Emma Jacobs, WBHM, Dec 8, 2017)
In light of the expanded immigration enforcement actions under the Trump administration, immigration attorneys are warning that without preventative measures, family separation will lead to more children in foster care and struggles for parents to regain custody from outside the United States.
US: Devastating Impact of Trump’s Immigration Policy: Deportations Undercut Fundamental Rights
(Human Rights Watch, Dec 5, 2017)
A new report indicates that the increase in immigration arrests of people living in the U.S. under the Trump administration is having a devastating impact on long-term immigrants with strong ties to the US.
Ending refugee program for Central American youth may drive them to smugglers
(Caitlin Dickson, Yahoo! News, Dec 4, 2017)
The Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration across the southern U.S. border may drive a new wave of Central American youth to attempt the dangerous journey through Mexico to escape rampant gang violence in their home countries.
Bossier, Caddo sheriffs not part of Trump’s deportation agreements
(Lex Talamo, Shreveport Times, Dec. 4, 2017)
Louisiana sheriffs have not signed onto the 287 (g) agreement, which authorizes specially-trained local law enforcement to identify undocumented immigrants and alert ICE, after booking them into a parish jail
Putting Children at Risk When a Parent Is Detained
(Michelle Brané, The New York Times, Dec 4, 2017)
A letter to the editor highlighting the impact of immigration enforcement on family separation and the need for discretion when children are involved.
A Pediatrician’s Day in Immigration Court
(Pei-Yuan Tsou, American Academy of Pediatrics, Dec 1, 2017)
A pediatrician describes his experience of interacting with children in immigration proceedings.
Touro College Graduate School of Social work addresses forgotten citizens
(New York Amsterdam News, Nov 30, 2017)
A Touro College Graduate School of Social Work symposium discusses the daily struggles and long-term challenges that undocumented immigrants and their U.S.-born children endure when faced with parental deportation.
Immigrant children face challenges of new school, country, language
(Maureen Downey, myAJC, Nov 30, 2017)
An educator and Peruvian immigrant shares about her experience as a new child in a new school in a new country and about what immigrant children face today.
Immigrant Parents Jailed in Texas Fight to Reunite With Kids
(Cameron Langford, Court House News, Nov 28, 2017)
Five Central Americans claim the government is keeping them in the dark about their children’s whereabouts and giving them no choice but to plead guilty to reunite their families.