• Despite Looming Deadline, Court Filings Show Family Separation Crisis Hasn’t Ended

    According to government statistics, of the estimated 2,500 families with children between the ages of 5 and 17 who were supposed to be reunited by 6 p.m. on July 26, about 1,012 of those families were reunited by the deadline. The government says as many as 914 parents won’t be able to be reunited with their children until later this week, due to either their criminal records or because they've ...
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  • Some Migrant Children Reunited with Parents, Others Detained Indefinitely

    Federal Judge Pressures Trump Administration to Verify Parentage & Reunify Families Immediately On Tuesday, July 10, U.S. District Court Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the Trump administration to reunite migrant children under the age of 5 with their parents by the end of the day on Tuesday, or as soon as possible afterward. At the time Judge Sabraw urged the Trump Administration to pursue prompt ...
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  • Trump Executive Order Stops Separating Immigrant Families, Not "Zero-Tolerance" Policy

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to allow children to remain with their parents caught illegally crossing the U.S. border, a move to stop the separation of families due to relentless pressure to change the policy after a national outcry caused by images of children. Before the order was made, the administration had been defending the separation of families, while ...
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  • The Number of Immigrant Children at Government Shelters Surge

    According to federal health officials, nearly 11,000 migrant children are being kept in government custody without their parents. This number is a 22% increase since April. As the Trump administration continues to ramp up prosecution of parents who cross the border with their children, a total of 10,852 migrant children are being held in shelters run by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). ...
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