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Ending refugee program for Central American youth may drive them to smugglers

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.

Immigrant Parents Jailed in Texas Fight to Reunite With Kids

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.

Immigrant children face challenges of new school, country, language

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.

Touro College Graduate School of Social work addresses forgotten citizens

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.

A Pediatrician’s Day in Immigration Court

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.

Putting Children at Risk When a Parent Is Detained

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.

Bossier, Caddo sheriffs not part of Trump’s deportation agreements

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

US: Devastating Impact of Trump’s Immigration Policy: Deportations Undercut Fundamental Rights

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.

When Immigration Detention Means Losing Your Kids

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.

The Trump Administration Is Separating Children From Asylum-Seeking Parents at the Border

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.