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Who is Profiting from Incarcerating Immigrant Families?

In recent weeks, the Trump administration’s cruel policy of separating children from their parents who are detained at the U.S.-Mexico border dominated news headlines. Disturbing images and audio clips from processing centers and shelters housing children generated mass outrage among millions of people and numerous elected officials. Read more >

It's Time to Decriminalize Immigration

This week, the news has been dominated by horrifying scenes from the border of children being ripp Read more >

The Executive Order Trump Claims Will End Family Separation, Explained

For weeks, President Donald Trump and his administration claimed that they would  Read more >

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Trump Aides Plan Fresh Immigration Crackdowns Before Midterms

Top aides to President Donald Trump are planning additional crackdowns on immigration before the November midterms, despite a growing backlash over the administration’s move to separate migrant children from parents at the border. Read more >

Trump’s DOJ Contradicts His Claim That Democrats Are to Blame for Family Separation

(June 15) Donald Trump is eager to blame someone else for his administration’s  Read more >

Ryan Sets Votes on Immigration as Moderates' Revolt Falls Short

WASHINGTON — After frenzied late-night negotiations, Speaker Paul D. Read more >

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Sessions Says Domestic Violence Is Not Grounds for Asylum

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Monday that fear of domestic violence is not legal grounds for asylum in a closely watched immigration case that could have a broad effect on the asylum proc Read more >

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Immigrant dies by suicide in Texas jail after being apprehended at border, U.S. authorities say

An immigrant who was apprehended after attempting to cross the border died by suicide in a jail cell in Texas, according to authorities. Read more >

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40 Democratic Senators Call on Trump to End Family Separations at the Border

Forty Democratic senators are calling on President Donald Trump to end his administration’s “inhumane decision” to separate children from their parents at the border. The senators write that the using family separation to deter migrants “is not only frighteningly callous, but demonstrates willful ignorance of the violence and unlivable circumstances many families are risking their lives to escape.” Read more >

Separation of immigrant families is a grave human-rights violation

On May 7, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session announced that the Department of Homeland Security would refer 100 percent of illegal border crossers for prosecution, including parents with children. On May 14, six Tucson Operation Streamline lawyers arrived at the DeConcini Federal Courthouse to meet with their assigned immigrant clients and encountered frantic parents who did not know where their children had been taken. Read more >