US Pulls Out of Settlement Talks in Family Separation Suits

The U.S. government withdrew Thursday from settlement negotiations to end lawsuits filed on behalf of parents and children who were forcibly separated under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border policy.

  • Dec 16, 2021
  • 4:02 PM

Report: US Knew of Problems Family Separation Would Cause

HOUSTON (AP) — Months before the Trump administration separated thousands of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a “pilot program” in Texas left child-welfare officials scrambling to find empty beds for babies taken from their parents in a preview of bigger problems to come, according to a report released Thursday by congressional Democrats.

  • Oct 29, 2020
  • 5:02 PM

What Family Separation Can Teach Us About Social Distancing (PHOTO ESSAY)

We are learning a lesson that undocumented immigrants have long known: that sometimes to protect those we love, we have to stay away from them. But it doesn’t make it any less difficult.

  • May 19, 2020
  • 11:23 AM

Judge Refuses to Second-Guess Family Separations at Border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. judge ruled Monday that the Trump administration is operating within its authority when separating families stopped at the Mexico border, rejecting arguments that it was quietly returning to widespread practices that drew international condemnation.

  • Jan 14, 2020
  • 6:50 AM

US Sued Over Honduran Man’s Suicide After Family Separation

HOUSTON (AP) — A new lawsuit blames the Trump administration’s family separations for the death by suicide of a Honduran father after being separated from his 3-year-old child.

  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 8:45 PM

UnidosUS Releases ‘Beyond the Border: Family Separation in the Trump Era’ Report

Organization says Trump immigration policies demonstrate devastating impact on more than six million U.S.-citizen children.

  • Mar 15, 2019
  • 5:01 PM

First Non-Governmental Data Reveal Family Separation Actively Ongoing at the Border

In McAllen alone, the Texas Civil Rights Project identified hundreds of family separations after the June injunction.

  • Feb 21, 2019
  • 8:53 AM

‘You Don’t Have Any Rights Here:’ New Amnesty International Report on Family Separations at US-Mexico Border

“The Trump administration is waging a deliberate campaign of human rights violations against asylum- seekers, in order to broadcast globally that the United States no longer welcomes refugees.”

  • Oct 11, 2018
  • 11:08 AM

International Human Rights Body Condemns Family Separation Under Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy

Demands reunification of separated families and halt to deportation of parents.

  • Aug 21, 2018
  • 1:04 PM

Hundreds of Immigrant Children, Youth and Families Join Logic’s Performance at 2018 VMAs to Protest Trump Administration’s Family Separation and Detention Policy

In powerful performance, children and youth stand up for others who have been harmed by Trump’s cruel immigration policies.

  • Aug 20, 2018
  • 11:21 PM

This July 31 Exchange About Family Separations Says It All (VIDEO)

Even when they knew this was wrong, they did nothing.

  • Jul 31, 2018
  • 5:17 PM

A Poem on Family Separation and Detention

Don’t you hear the cries?

  • Jun 27, 2018
  • 10:21 AM

President Trump Stopped Family Separations but Gave No Solution for Those Already Separated

The House of Representatives is expected to vote on two different bills that seek to formally end the family separation policy.

  • Jun 21, 2018
  • 12:24 PM

Homeland Security Chief: Family Border Separations Are Down

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Trump administration official said Thursday the number of family separations at the border has fallen since last summer’s zero tolerance policy, and they are done only for compelling reasons.

  • Jul 19, 2019
  • 12:39 PM

An Immigrant Family from Ecuador Searches for Peace and a Home

As undocumented immigrants from Ecuador, Madeline and Jorge had long lived with the risk that they could one day be arrested. On the day Jorge was taken by ICE outside their home in Queens, Madeline, fearing she and her daughters could be next, fled to New Jersey.

  • Oct 25, 2021
  • 3:02 PM

Separated Since 2017 Under Trump Policy, One Family Reunites This Week

The mother —who has been separated since September 2017 under the Trump administration’s pilot family separation policy in El Paso— surprised her two children Tuesday night at a family gathering in Philadelphia. They had been apart for three and a half years.

  • May 6, 2021
  • 10:50 AM

US Plans Family Deportations, Including Girl With Broken Arm

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government is preparing to deport more than a dozen children and their parents held at a Texas immigration detention center, including a 4-year-old girl with a broken arm requiring surgery, according to lawyers for the families.

  • Dec 18, 2020
  • 10:06 AM

DNA Testing for Immigrants Doesn’t Prove Family Bonds (OPINION)

Would all the children in your family (or extended family) pass the biological litmus test?

  • Feb 28, 2020
  • 9:12 AM

Guatemalan Family Seeking Asylum Reunited After Suing Feds

BOSTON (AP) — A Guatemalan family seeking asylum has been reunited in Massachusetts after challenging their separation under the Trump administration’s controversial “Remain in Mexico” asylum process.

  • Feb 7, 2020
  • 7:24 PM

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