Amid the ongoing reunification effort for these migrant families was Thursday's news of the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to change the longstanding Flores agreement, which requires the government to hold immigrant children in the "least restrictive setting" and generally…
The Department of Homeland Security announced Thursday it would terminate the agreement, which requires the government to release immigrant children generally after 20 days in detention.
"I'd want to know what person is behind the number," a federal judge said Friday, saying that there's a need to make sure there's real clarity and precision in keeping track of every parent that's no longer in the U.S.
By Thomas Beaumont, Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press
But even as they don't want to fully dismantle Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 57 percent of Democrats view the agency negatively, including nearly three-fourths of those who describe themselves as liberal, according to a new poll.
By Joshua Barajas
The numbers only improved slightly from what the federal government reported last week.
At the heart of Friday’s hearing was the question of whether this next wave of reunifications would occur in families’ home countries or in the U.S.
By Patty Gorena Morales
In the past six years, more than 200,000 unaccompanied migrant children have entered the U.S. and been placed into the “UAC” program. Both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services administer the children’s placement…
By Joshua Barajas
Central American migrant children face intensified violence and poverty when they're deported back to their home countries, according to a new UNICEF report released today.
By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson, Joshua Barajas, Patty Gorena Morales
When a young girl named Sofi and her grandmother came legally to a U.S. immigration checkpoint, they tried to apply for asylum but were separated by U.S. officials. After 47 days, their story took a happier turn late Thursday in…
What she couldn’t have known was how difficult it would be to get Sofi back.
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