U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say

By February 28, 2018In the News

U.S. is separating immigrant parents and children to discourage others, activists say

Molly Hennesy-Fiske, The Los Angeles Times (Feb 20, 2018)

According to public defenders and immigrant advocates, more and more immigrant families who come to the southern border seeking asylum are being charged in federal criminal courts from El Paso to Arizona. Comprehensive statistics do not exist, but activists and attorneys say anecdotal evidence suggests the practice is spreading.

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