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What Separating Migrant Families at the Border Actually Looks Like

Already, hundreds of children ... ICE intends to prosecute all parents for illegal entry, but an agency spokesperson told me that the process is still ramping up, so some families are still remaining together and being sent to family immigrant detention ... read more

US plans to detain minors on military bases as Trump calls immigrants “animals”

The plans for the mass detention of child refugees—in some cases infants ... of immigration as a valid justification for detaining immigrant families and children seeking asylum. The Trump administration is now attempting to evade these rulings. read more

Mothers Vow to Renew Hunger Strike at Family Detention Center in Texas

Asylum-seeking mothers who are incarcerated at a privately run detention camp in Karnes, ... ICE has reportedly released one family who said they were isolated in a medical clinic, ... Dean Baker for Truthout: ... read more

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U.S. detention strategy for asylum seekers: Release the women, lock up the men

If you’re a woman who asks for asylum at a U.S ... the group wrote in a letter to ICE. Cumbas said the quick release of women, and especially women with children, may be because of the limited capacity of detention centers that hold families. read more

Private prison contractor's $1B no-bid deal to run immigration jails guarantees 100% occupancy payouts

The detention centers ... its adult prisons. Immigration activists say CCA had already proved itself incapable of running a family detention center. Between 2006 and 2009 — the only other major U.S. attempt to house women and children seeking asylum ... read more

DHS is considering separating mothers and children who cross the border illegally

Pro-bono lawyers often focus their efforts at the three current family detention centers, he said. “There are so many adult ... their children, she said, would be “unthinkable.” The vast majority of families entering the U.S. are seeking asylum ... read more

U.S. plans raids to deport hundreds of families

The ICE operation would ... releasing in October children and family members from the detention centers. The judge said DHS had violated a 1990s consent decree that said minors taken into custody, whether accompanied by an adult or not, had to be treated ... read more

EDITORIAL: Detention facilities -- is holding families the solution?

At the Karnes County Residential Center 200 miles north of McAllen, where more than 400 immigrant women and children are being detained, a young woman sat on the floor of You are the owner of this article. ... read more

Obama's Controversial Policy of Immigrant Family Detention Could Expand Under Trump

Since 2014, thousands of Central American women and children seeking asylum have ... first step in family detention. Customs and Border Patrol has 72 hours to interview the so-called family units, collect their biometric data and send them to private ... read more

To curb illegal border crossings, Trump administration weighs new measures targeting families

If a migrant’s stated fear of being sent ... in the asylum process. The proposal to separate parents from their children is viewed by the agency as a more immediate tool to halt the latest border surge. DHS has three family detention centers – two ... read more

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