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Trump Calls for Depriving Immigrants Who Illegally Cross Border of Due Process Rights

By | June 25th, 2018|Immigration|

President Trump unleashed an aggressive attack Sunday on unauthorized immigrants and the judicial system that handles them, saying that those who cross into the United States illegally should be sent back immediately without due process or an appearance before a judge.

“We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country,”

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At the U.S.-Mexico border, immigrant mothers seeking asylum prepare for whatever may come

By | June 25th, 2018|Immigration|

Two weeks ago, Dalila Pojoy stopped breastfeeding her baby girl.

The 33-year-old Guatemalan immigrant decided it was the sensible thing to do in case the U.S. government took custody of her 6-month-old. Little Bernardethe wailed for three days and clawed at her mother’s

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What family separation looks like: Guatemalan man is deported, while his 6-year-old daughter remains behind in New York City

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

Six weeks ago Nazario Jacinto-Carrillo left his village in Guatemala with his 6-year-old daughter, Filemona, to seek asylum in the United States, but his plan went awry soon after illegally crossing the California border.

U.S. Border Patrol agents, he said, took his weeping

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Trump kills off House immigration bill he had vowed to support ‘1,000%’

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

With an early morning tweet, President Trump put the likely final nail in the coffin of an immigration measure supported by the House GOP leadership, saying that lawmakers shouldn’t bother with legislation he had claimed to support just days before.

“Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and

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U.S. Prepares Housing Up to 20,000 Migrants on Military Bases

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — 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.

The 20,000 beds at

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‘I Don’t Think We Were Prepared for This Level of Cruelty’

By | June 22nd, 2018|Immigration|

This semester, Elissa Steglich’s law students handled two cases of immigrant mothers seeking asylum in the United States, both separated from their young children in the process. One of the children was 18 months old.

Steglich, a clinical professor in the University of Texas School of Law’s Immigration Clinic, has long been involved with family detention

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Federal judge is skeptical of Trump administration arguments against California’s ‘sanctuary’ law

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

A federal judge on Wednesday challenged attorneys for the Trump administration and California over their contrasting views of laws designed to limit the state’s involvement in enforcing federal immigration policy.

In the end, U.S. District Judge John A. Mendez seemed to poke a

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Trump Returns to Tough Talk on Immigration, a Day After Retreating on Family Separation

By | June 21st, 2018|Immigration|

WASHINGTON — President Trump returned to his tough talk and demands for changes in immigration laws a day after he retreated from his hard-line position of separating immigrant children from their families, capitulating to intense political pressure.

The president tweeted demands on Thursday — change the

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A Troubling Prognosis for Migrant Children in Detention: ‘The Earlier They’re Out, the Better’

By | June 19th, 2018|Immigration|

Some youngsters retreat entirely, their eyes empty, bodies limp, their isolation a wall of defiance. Others cannot sit still: watchful, hyperactive, ever uncertain.

Some compulsively jump into the laps of strangers, or grab their legs and hold on for life. And some children, somehow, move past a sudden separation from their parents,

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