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Dos semanas después de declarar lo contrario, la Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional se une al Fiscal General para separar a niños de sus padres y conseguir así un dudoso intento de disuasión

Tal Kopan, de CNN, informó ayer que la Secretaria de Seguridad Nacional, Kirstjen Nielsen, adoptó una política pública que requerirá que la Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza (CBP) “refiera a toda persona (incluyendo a quienes buscan asilo) que sea capturada cruzando la frontera sin documentos, a fin de ser procesada, una práctica que resultaría en la … Continue reading »

Just Two Weeks After Telling Congress Otherwise, Homeland Security Secretary Joins Attorney General in Taking Children from Parents to Achieve a Dubious Deterrent Effect

Tal Kopan of CNN reported yesterday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has adopted a policy that would require Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to “refer every person [including those seeking asylum] caught crossing the border illegally for federal prosecution, a policy that could result in the separation of far more parents from their children at the … Continue reading »

Following Latest Report on Family Separations at the Border, Experts and Advocates Discussed the Broader Implications

A recording of today’s call is available here The latest report on the border shows more inhumane actions taken by Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with CBP intentionally separating families “as a way to deter migrants from coming here.” On a press call, experts and advocates discussed the effects these types of actions have on migrant families, the … Continue reading »

“For a State that Bucks the Feds, Texas Sure Has a lot of Immigrant Checkpoints”

Through a new project, Checkpoint: America, Cato Institute found that Texas has the most Customs and Border Protection (CBP) checkpoints in the U.S., despite resistance to any federal influence on the state.  What was initially a 25-mile interior enforcement zone was expanded to 100 miles, without any public input. Border Patrol agents at checkpoints have … Continue reading »

More Cruelty from ICE and CBP: Agents Target Mom Taking 4 Year-Old To Hospital, Parents at Son’s Military Graduation; Leave Families Destroyed

The top of this week brings another batch of disturbing examples of how the Trump Administration’s deportation agencies Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are out of control, terrorizing American families and trampling on decency and democratic values in the process. Among the recent examples:  In Texas, Silvia Macuixele was … Continue reading »

America’s Voice: Vote NO on McAleenan for CBP Commissioner

Today the Senate is considering the confirmation of the Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin McAleenan. America’s Voice is recommending a NO vote on his confirmation. Of particular concern, under McAleenan, CBP detained Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10 year girl with cerebral palsy who crossed a checkpoint in an ambulance on her way … Continue reading »

“Making America Great Again, One Ruined Family at a Time”

More chilling examples of why Trump’s War on Immigrants is an assault on family unity, basic decency and core American values As we have been reporting with disturbing frequency, the Trump Administration’s immigration enforcement is out of control. “Unshackled” by President Trump, Jeff Sessions and their GOP Congressional enablers, ICE and CBP have become unaccountable and … Continue reading »

DHS Watch: CBP is Conducting Broad Searches, While Officials Indefinitely Detain Children

Over the years, we’ve seen repeated examples of how Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) abuse their authority when it comes to treating immigrants and protecting individual privacy. This week, two articles from the New York Times showed CBP unrestrainedly using their authority within the 100-mile zone; meanwhile, enforcement officials … Continue reading »

Border Patrol Checking Papers of Greyhound Passengers in Florida

Know Your Rights When Stopped by ICE or Police A video of Border Patrol agents boarding a Greyhound bus asking people to show them their papers has garnered over 2.5 million views on Facebook according to the Florida Immigration Coalition (FLIC). Last Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents boarded a Greyhound bus in … Continue reading »

Greyhound Buses Allows Border Patrol to Conduct Immigration Raid at Bus Stops

Caribbean woman pulled off bus by agents on Friday is still missing FLORIDA – Border Patrol agents boarded a Greyhound bus on Friday to ask passengers for documentation in Ft. Lauderdale on a bus en route to Miami from Orlando; during the stop a black woman of Caribbean descent was asked to remove her belongings and leave the bus. Family … Continue reading »