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Immigration agents detain girl with cerebral palsy after surgery: report

Immigration agents detain girl with cerebral palsy after surgery: report
(Rebecca Sevransky, The Hill, Oct 26, 2017)
A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy has reportedly been detained by immigration authorities after passing through a checkpoint in an ambulance to receive emergency gall bladder surgery.

Kids Count: Immigrants and Their Children Face Challenges on Path to Opportunity

Kids Count: Immigrants and Their Children Face Challenges on Path to Opportunity
(Cory Mitchell, Education Week, Oct 24 2017)
A summary of the recent Annie E. Casey Foundation report that examines disparities in opportunities for children of immigrants and explores the toll the threat of losing their parents to deportation or detention can take on those children.

So Many Father-Led Families Are Crossing The US Border That Immigration Agents Don’t Have Room To Hold Them

So Many Father-Led Families Are Crossing The US Border That Immigration Agents Don’t Have Room To Hold Them
(John Stanton, Buzzfeed News, Oct 23, 2017)
Activists say the jump in dads and kids is a result of a US crackdown on moms crossing the border with children. “We see as many fathers with children as pregnant women or moms with kids. It used to be so rare,” said one immigrant service provider.

Father of two children drowned: ‘I don’t know what happened’

Father of two children drowned: ‘I don’t know what happened’
(Scott Goss, Delaware Online: The News Journal, Oct 23, 2017)
The father of recently drowned children speaks out about the loss and its connection to the family’s precarious immigrant status.

Police: Mother worried about deportation drowns infant, 5-year-old

Police: Mother worried about deportation drowns infant, 5-year-old
(Esteban Parra, Scott Goss and Karl Baker, The (Wilmington, Del.) News Journal, USA Today Network, Oct 17, 2017)
A Liberian immigrant woman living in Delaware has been charged with the deaths of an infant son and 5-year-old-boy due to fear of deportation after her boyfriend was detained.

Undocumented parents fear enrolling their U.S.-born children for insurance

Undocumented parents fear enrolling their U.S.-born children for insurance
(Virgil Dickson, Modern Healthcare, Oct 14, 2017)
According to the National Immigration Law Center, greater numbers of undocumented individuals are forgoing medical care and appointments, even for their U.S.-citizen children, for fear of deportation.

Complaint says detention not providing adequate care to pregnant immigrants

Complaint says detention not providing adequate care to pregnant immigrants
(Kate Morrissey, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Oct 14, 2017)
Following one women’s declaration of fear about miscarrying while in detention, others have spoken out about the lack of adequate medical care provided to pregnant, detained immigrants.

Trump’s immigration demands leave DACA recipients, children at risk

Trump’s immigration demands leave DACA recipients, children at risk
(Katherine Bortz, Healio: Infectious Diseases in Children, Oct 13, 2017)
A list and descriptions of some of the stipulations offered by the Trump administration as a part of any protective legislation for DACA recipients.

Trump Wants to Make It Easier to Detain and Deport Unaccompanied Central American Children

Trump Wants to Make It Easier to Detain and Deport Unaccompanied Central American Children
(Noah Lanard, Mother Jones, Oct 13, 2017)
The Trump administration is looking to eliminate protections for unaccompanied minors in exchange for protection of Dreamers.

Leaked memos show Jeff Sessions’s DOJ aims to undermine due process for immigrants

Leaked memos show Jeff Sessions’s DOJ aims to undermine due process for immigrants
(Dara Lind, Vox, Oct 13, 2017)
Reports from CNN and the Washington Post indicate that the Trump administration is trying to prevent people from fair processes in immigration court, particularly by negating the legal protections provided by the “unaccompanied children” status.

White House Immigration Principles Put Children, Families at Risk

White House Immigration Principles Put Children, Families at Risk
(Olivia Golden, Center for Law and Social Policy, Oct 10 2017)
In response to the long list of immigration reform proposals recently offered by Trump, including ramping up immigration enforcement and cutting overall immigration, CLASP executive director Olivia Golden offered a statement in support of immigrant families.

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