• Immigration Feb 8, 2020

    ICE Sued Over Treatment of 5-Year-Old With Head Injury

    The mother of a 5-year-old Guatemalan boy sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement over the medical care he has received in detention for a head injury suffered before the family was arrested. The lawsuit filed late Friday in California asks a judge to order the child to be taken to a pediatric neurologist or pediatric neurosurgeon. It also seeks...

  • DONALD TRUMP Jun 1, 2019

    For Asylum Seekers, Due Process Is Hard to Find

    Flora boarded a red-eye flight from San Francisco to Atlanta earlier this month to attend a hearing that her attorney feared would be futile for both her and the U.S. government. Flora, a 19-year-old Mayan Mam woman who struggles to walk because of a disability she and her attorney said was caused by persecution in Guatemala, flew more than 2,000...

  • DONALD TRUMP Apr 20, 2019

    Family Detention Space Goes Unused as Trump Warns of Crisis

    President Donald Trump has warned that Central American families are staging an “invasion” at the U.S.-Mexico border. He has threatened to take migrants to Democratic strongholds to punish political opponents. And his administration regularly complains about having to “catch and release” migrants. At the same time, his administration has stopped using one of three family detention centers to hold parents...

  • United States Nov 28, 2018

    US Sued for $60 Million After Infant in Detention Later Died

    The mother of a toddler who died weeks after being released from the nation’s largest family detention center has filed a legal claim seeking $60 million from the U.S. government for the child’s death. Attorneys for Yazmin Juarez submitted the claim against multiple agencies Tuesday. Juarez’s 1-year-old daughter, Mariee, died in May.

  • DONALD TRUMP Nov 25, 2018

    Some Families Split Up at Border Still Detained Months Later

    Half a dozen families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border are still detained in Texas months after reuniting with their children. Immigrant advocates say the government has violated a longstanding legal agreement that bars it from detaining children past 20 days in unlicensed facilities like the South Texas Family Residential Center.

  • officer Aug 23, 2018

    Complaint: Migrant Parents Coerced Into Signing Documents They Couldn't Read

    Immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they didn’t understand, according to a complaint expected to be filed Thursday. In some of those cases, parents gave away rights to be reunited with their children when the non-English speaking mothers and fathers signed documents in English they couldn’t read, according to the...

  • Texas Aug 2, 2018

    Advocates Say Immigrant Child Died After Leaving ICE Custody

    A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas has inflamed the debate over the detention of immigrant families. The American Immigration Lawyers Association said it had learned of the death of a child shortly after the child and parent left the ICE family detention center at Dilley, Texas....

  • JUDGE Jun 24, 2018

    Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Immigrant Family Detention

    The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border, a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States. Immigration authorities on Friday issued a notice that they may seek up to 15,000 beds to...

  • United States Jun 20, 2018

    Trump Admin's ‘Tent Cities' Cost More Than Keeping Migrant Kids With Parents: Official

    It costs $775 per person per night to hold migrant children separated from their parents in new “tent cities,” an official at the Department of Health and Human Services told NBC News. The urgency of bringing in security, air conditioning, medical workers and other government contractors is the reason for the high cost, which far surpasses that of routinely staffed...

  • Attorney Jun 18, 2018

    A Look at the Migrant Children Detainment Center in Tornillo, Texas

    On Friday, the U.S. Government began bringing migrant children separated from their parents to a new tent city detention center in Tornillo, Texas. This footage was shot outside the facility.

  • California Sep 27, 2017

    Feds Accused of Improperly Detaining Pregnant Immigrants

    Immigrants’ rights advocates filed a complaint Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over what they say is the inhumane treatment of pregnant women being held in detention, including one who had a miscarriage. The complaint filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups asks DHS to investigate the cases of 10 women who were held at...

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