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Michigan Advocates Kick Off 90-Mile March to Highlight Local Families Facing Deportation

In Michigan this week, dozens of advocates kicked off a 90-mile march from Detroit to Lansing to highlight Donald Trump’s mass-deportation policies — and draw attention to deportation cases like that of Ded Rranxburgaj, a local father who has been living with his wife in sanctuary for the last four months. Ded and his wife, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Families Reunite Along Border During “Hugs Not Walls” Event Ahead of Mother’s Day

Border Network for Human Rights brings hundreds of families together in fifth cross-border event El Paso, Texas –  On Saturday, more than 300 families from across the U.S. were able to reunite with family members who they haven’t seen, in some cases for decades, because they’ve either been deported or have been unable to come … Continue reading »

Reminders: As Trump Administration Advances Cruel Policy Agenda at Border, CBP is Out of Control, Not the Border

La Opinión editorial and Matt Yglesias at Vox with key new commentaries as Trump Administration advances cruel new policies at the border Two new commentaries capture why the Trump Administration’s approach to border and asylum policy is defined by callousness and inhumanity and not by the actual facts or needs of the border region. An … Continue reading »

Thanks to the Trump Administration, These Families Are Without Their Moms on Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and while families across America will be celebrating with their moms, there are countless immigrant families who won’t be able to, thanks to Donald Trump’s mass deportation policies. The Trump Administration is now separating mothers from their children at the border, detaining more pregnant mothers even though detention centers have … Continue reading »

Family Separation Policy Initiated by Sessions and Nielsen Draws Fire

In response to the announcements by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen that their new “zero tolerance” strategy means that infants and toddlers will be separated from their parents, a range of voices –  from editorial boards, to mothers and children staging walkout protests when DHS Secretary Nielsen testified in Congress, to … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Advocates Walk Out Of Hearing to Protest Plan To Separate Migrant Families

Mothers, children, and advocates walked out on a DHS budget hearing featuring Kirstjen Nielsen yesterday, in a silent protest against the Trump Administration’s decision to separate children from parents at the border. This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a policy where migrants coming to the border — even women and children fleeing for their lives … Continue reading »

ICYMI: La Opinión: “TPS Is Not Just Three Letters…It’s My Family’s Life”

Honduras TPS Decision Deadline: TODAY The decision to end Temporary Protected Status for Honduras is expected any moment. Awaiting the Administration’s decision, Pilar Marrero writes a soulful article regarding how a decision to terminate the program would undoubtedly destroy families relying on TPS. The entire piece is available here and excerpted below: “For Juan, his family and his life … Continue reading »

To Protect Children from Harm, DHS Should Stop Separating Children from Parents, says the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics

The President of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Dr. Colleen Kraft, published an op-ed in today’s Los Angeles Times stating, “The government’s practice of separating children from their parents at the border counteracts every science-based recommendation I have ever made to families who seek to build, and not harm, their children’s intellectual and emotional development.” In … 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 »

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