Before the Trump Administration ended its policy of forcibly separating immigrant parents from their children at the border, late last month, more than twenty-five hundred children wound up in federal custody. Whether and when these children will be reunited with their parents is now the subject of a court fight.
575 arrested as hundreds of women rally in D.C. to protest Trump’s immigration policy.
By the time Capitol Police issued warnings to disperse Thursday, the children had drawn the attention of Senate staff and tour group members, who gathered at windows and craned their heads to watch.
Children and others march to the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday.
Criticism of the Trump Administration and how long it’s taking them to reunite children with their parents after being separated at the southern border.
A list provided by the government suggests that fewer than half the migrant children younger than 5 years old who have been forcibly separated from their parents will be reunited with their families by Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said.
Washington (CNN)Three Central American parents are suing US immigration officials for more communication with their children who were separated from them after they crossed the US-Mexico border illegally.
Organizers of demonstrations expected to take place across all 50 states on Saturday are calling for Americans outraged by Donald Trump’s immigration policies and the prospect of a supreme court swinging sharply right to put aside party differences and protest with one voice.
It took 13 days to organize Saturday’s demonstration against the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy and the detention of children and families. It was the fastest that organizers could patch something together.
The Trump administration is calling for the expanded use of family detention for immigrant parents and children who are stopped along the U.S.-Mexico border — a move decried by advocates as a cruel and ineffective attempt to deter families from coming to the United States.
At a time when national outrage over the Trump administration’s policy of separating families has reached a boiling point, and in the wake of the administration doubling down by effectively shutting U.S. doors to survivors of gender-based violence seeking asylum, this week, Republican leadership in the House of Representatives will bring up two anti-immigrant bills. These bills purport to help Dreamers but instead would only hurt women and children.
All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mrs. Trump did not go as far as some of her predecessors, though, and criticize the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has led to the separations.