June 2018

June 26, 2018

Federal judge order reunification of parents and children, end to most family separations at border” (CNN)- “A federal judge in California late Tuesday ordered a halt to most family separations at the US border and the reunification of all families that have been separated in the first major rebuke to the Trump administration during ongoing furor over family separations at the border.”

Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban” (Washington Post)- ” The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that President Trump has the authority to ban travelers from certain majority-Muslim countries”

June 22, 2018

Investigation: Substandard Medical Care in ICE Detention Is Killing Immigrants, Endangering Lives” (Democracy Now)- “Human Rights Watch has a new report that exposes dangerously substandard medical care in ICE detention facilities around the country and reveals that more people died in immigration detention in fiscal year 2017 than any year since 2009.”

June 21, 2018

The Billion-Dollar Business of Operating Shelters for Migrant Children” (NYT)- “The business of housing, transporting and watching over migrant children detained along the southwest border is not a multimillion-dollar business.”

No Relief in Sight for Parents of Thousands of Migrant Children Still in Custody” (NYT)- “Micaela Samol Gonzalez, dressed in blue detention scrubs, made her way to the front of a windowless courtroom in Colorado on Thursday and faced the judge. After she gave her name and arranged a future court date for her immigration case, the judge asked whether she had any questions. She had just one. ‘My question is regarding my son,’ Ms. Gonzalez, whose boy was taken away by immigration authorities shortly after she was accused of crossing the border illegally on a journey from Guatemala, said in Spanish. ‘I’ve been given a number to contact him but nobody’s replying to me, and I’m wondering if he’s doing well.'”

U.S. Prepares Housing Up to 20,000 Migrants on Military Bases” (NYT)- “The United States is preparing to shelter as many as 20,000 migrant children on four American military bases, a Pentagon spokesman said on Thursday, as federal officials struggled to carry out President Trump’s order to keep immigrant families together after they are apprehended at the border.”

June 20, 2018

Former US immigration chief warns that hundreds of separated children will probably never be reunited with their parents” (Business Insider)– “As controversy rages over the Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy, immigration lawyers and advocates report mass confusion and an absence of protocols to reunite migrant children with the parents from whom they were separated.”

June 19, 2018

Caged Children & Terrified Infants: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Describes ‘Acts of Indecency’ at Border” (Democracy Now)- “President Trump is continuing to blame Democrats for his administration’s practice of separating at least 2,000 children from their parents in recent weeks.”

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