Number of Children in Immigrant Detention Facilities Explodes to Record Levels

Thanks to Trump’s crackdown, fewer immigrant families are coming forward to sponsor children who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border—leaving more than 12,000 minors in U.S. government custody.

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Immigrant rights advocates and lawmakers are demanding the Trump administration address the ongoing crisis caused by its rampant detention of children, after it was reported Wednesday that the number of minors being held in U.S. government custody is at its highest ever recorded—with President Donald Trump's hard-line immigration policies to

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Trump Administration Reveals Plan to Indefinitely Imprison Families With Kids

“Locking up children indefinitely is cruel and heartless, even for the Trump administration. It is nothing less than an assault on child safety and fundamental human dignity.”

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Attempting to change two decades of precedent, the Trump administration announced its intention Thursday to lift court-ordered limits on how long migrant children can be detained—a proposal multiple critics promptly denounced as "Gitmo for children." The administration said Thursday it intends to enter into the Federal Register new regulations

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Immigration Of Central American Children Surges Again At U.S. Border

Many of those apprehended are children traveling alone or in so-called “family units,” and come from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

A family unit and unaccompanied minors encountered by Border Patrol Agents and Texas Game Wardens, wait as paper work is filled out. Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

For the second time in three years, the U.S. Border Patrol is apprehending more non-Mexicans than Mexicans along the southwest border, reflecting a renewed surge of Central American migrants fleeing violence and gang warfare in their home countries. Many of those apprehended are children traveling alone or in so-called “family units,” and come

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80% Living On US-Mexico Border Oppose Trump Wall

Only 2 percent of those living in the United States believe Mexico should pay for its construction, as Trump demands.

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About 80 percent of people living along the U.S.-Mexico border reject the plan by the presumptive Republican candidate for the White House, Donald Trump, to build a wall separating the two countries, according to a survey published Monday. The poll, taken jointly by Latino television channel Univision, the Dallas Morning News and Arizona State

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Civil Rights Groups Push To Change Legality Of Border Body Cavity Drug Searches

A U.S. citizen has accused Customs and Border Patrol officers of sexual assault after she endured a six-hour anal and vaginal cavity search.

Are U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers violating Americans’ Fourth Amendment rights as part of a last ditch effort to win a battle in the failed war on drugs? It’s a question that many civil-and immigration-rights activists have begun to ask after a citizen came forward saying she was forced to have a six-hour anal and vaginal cavity

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What Do Mexicans Think About The Border Fence?

Mexican officials are piping up about U.S. Congress’ immigration reform plan because, as they see it, border fences don’t work.

MEXICO CITY — The U.S. Senate's proposal to dramatically beef up border enforcement has forced Mexican officials to break cover and issue a loud complaint that may prove counter productive. Aiming to win House approval of a sweeping immigration reform, a Senate committee last week voted to earmark some $46 billion to double the size of the U.S.

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