Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Biden Administration’s Justice Department Requests Psychological Tests For Parents of Separated Children

The Biden Administration has requested that parents of children separated by the Trump-era family separation policy undergo another round of psychological evaluations to measure their level of trauma. The request comes in response to a lawsuit by migrants seeking compensation after being separated from their children by the Trump Administration. Many children have yet to […]

51 Migrants Were Found Dead, 16 Injured Inside of Tractor-Trailer Near the U.S. Border In Texas

This week, at least 51 migrants have been found dead after attempting to enter the United States inside a tractor-trailer abandoned near San Antonio, Texas. At a news conference on Monday night, authorities said that 16 people, including four children, were found alive and taken to the hospital. The survivors were described as “hot to […]

The U.S. Can No Longer Deport Migrant Families to Countries Where They Could be Harmed

Last week, a federal court affirmed the government’s authority to expel migrants under the rump-era “Title 42” order but prohibited border officials from deporting families to countries where they might face persecution. Title 42 was first invoked because of the COVID-19 pandemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) back in March 2020. […]

Trump administration introduces regulation that could limit asylum claims

The Trump administration filed a regulation today that could dramatically limit the ability of Central American migrants to claim asylum if they enter the United States by land through Mexico, according to a document filed by the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security in the Federal Register. The regulation is the latest attempt by the Trump […]

Children in detention centers allege sex assault in retaliation for protesting

The poor treatment of migrant children at the hands of U.S. border agents in recent months extends to include allegations of sexual assault and retaliation for protests, according to dozens of accounts by children held in Arizona. A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy held in Yuma, Arizona, said he and others in his cell complained about the taste […]

Migrant children describe the horrific conditions at the detention centers

A 16-year-old mother sleeps with her baby on a cement floor, a 12-year-old wakes up in the middle of the night from hunger, a 5-year-old is sick and has no socks and an 11-year-old cries in a cell, and is only let outside for a few minutes each day. These are some of the stories […]

Salvadorian father and his daughter drown at the border, as they waited for asylum

“Every time I look at that picture, I see my daughter. I see my son… this is our collective story. And if we don’t do anything about this, this should be our collective shame” said Maria Cardona, CNN Political Commentator, after seeing the image of the Salvadoran father and his daughter lying face down in the water of the Rio […]

Border apprehensions reach new record, immigration officials say they are “overwhelmed”

The number of migrants apprehended by U.S. authorities along the border topped 100,000 for the second month in a row, officials said. April’s tally of 109,144 apprehended border-crossers — many of them families and children — is the highest monthly total since 2007. “Our apprehension numbers are off the charts as compared to recent years,” said U.S. […]

Court allows the Trump administration to temporarily reinstate “Remain in Mexico” policy

A federal appeals court in California took action Friday that would temporarily allow the Trump administration to return asylum seekers to Mexico. The decision is in response to the administration’s emergency motion filing from Thursday asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco to stop a nationwide injunction that would […]

The acting director of ICE, Ron Vitiello, resigns amid immigration crisis

The acting director of ICE, Ron Vitiello, has resigned amid an agency wide restructuring of the Department of Homeland Security. Vitiello had originally been nominated to take over the post permanently, but his nomination was abruptly pulled last week by President Trump, who said he wanted to go in a “tougher” direction. Outgoing Homeland Security […]