Giving in to concerns about safety and overcrowding, the Trump administration has been forced to release hundreds of detained migrants from federal facilities as well as to stop detaining any more people attempting to enter the United States without documentation.
In a Tuesday tweet President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off all U.S. financial aid to the country of Honduras if its government does not stop a migrant “caravan” from to the United States.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is reportedly reallocating more than $260 million in funds this year to house the increased number of detained migrant children.
According to a letter from HHS Secretary Alex Azar obtained by Yahoo News, more than $180 million coming from medical-related programs within the department, such as cancer research. The other $80 million is coming from refugee funds that were allocated to help refugees but are not being used.
The government of El Salvador said that three Salvadoran children, ages 12 to 17, were victims of sex abuse at shelters run by the United States government in Arizona. They have asked U.S. officials to step up their efforts to return the children to their home country as quickly as possible.
A new poll has found that calls to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is a losing issue For Democrats this election year. The poll found that just one-fourth of Democrats surveyed support eliminating the much-aligned agency. ICE got massive amounts of unfavorable publicity after enforcing the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of arresting undocumented adults crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and then separating immigrant children from their parents.
President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy which resulted in several thousand migrant children being separated from their families has caused an international outcry and a political backlash within the United States. And despite Trump’s executive order reversing the policy of separating migrant families, most of the children have not been reunited with their parents. In fact, it is possible that some children may never be reunited.
Before the recent controversies over Donald Trump’s zero tolerance and family separation policies at the U.S. border, most Americans had never heard of an agency called Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Now, however, ICE is well known and quite notorious, and is being blamed for implementing Trump’s draconian immigration policies.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) revealed that Trump’s executive order was a lie, and Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen privately told lawmakers that Trump is going to resume separating families at the border.
The Speaker of the Texas House sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he immediately stop taking children away from their parents.
The head of the United Nations Human Rights Commission has demanded that the Trump administration immediately stop separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.N. High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has called upon Donald Trump to stop enforcing his new zero tolerance policies which cause the the U.S. Border Patrol to separate migrant children from their parents after entering the United States from Mexico.
The alarming trend of criminalizing youth will only lead to increased criminal behavior, but the prison industry is eager for the business