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.
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw has ruled that potentially thousands of migrant families who were separated at the southern border under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy may now be added to an existing class-action lawsuit.
The #2 ranking Senate Democrat has called upon Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen to resign, following the release of a government watchdog report. The report found that the Trump administration stole thousands more children under the “zero tolerance” policy than was previously known. “No one has been held accountable for this humanitarian disaster at our southern border,” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois tweeted. “DHS Secretary Nielsen should accept responsibility for this outrage and resign.”
Jerry Nadler, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has taken the first steps for his powerful committee to fully investigate crimes committed by Donald Trump and members of his administration connected with the kidnapping of children from their parents at the Mexican border.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has promised that the House of Representatives will pass legislation next year that will put Dreamers — young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — on a pathway to citizenship.
Donald Trump has been very proud of the fact that his administration has been kidnapping immigrant children from their parents and locking them inside cages. He thinks this makes him look tough and strong, and it endears him to his white nationalist base of supporters.
A new Trump administration policy would force migrants to stay in Mexico as their asylum requests are processed, breaking sharply with current policy, The Washington Post reported late Wednesday night.
A caravan of over 1,300 people left yesterday from Honduras, beginning a journey to the United States where members of the caravan hope to seek asylum as refugees. The group was composed primarily of families, including many women carrying babies. The beginning of their journey was marked by the desperation which underlies their struggle for existence in their home country where life has become almost intolerable.
The stinky mess that Donald Trump has created at the Mexican border is getting worse every day.
The president and his evil henchmen — Jeff Sessions and Kirstjen Nielsen — have put into effect new policies and programs designed to impose the maximum pain possible on people attempting to enter the United States.
Senator Charles Schumer of New York, the Senate Minority Leader, and Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, House Minority Leader, co-authored a letter that they sent to President Trump on Thursday demanding that he immediately take steps to reunite the families whose children were taken from them at the U.S.-Mexico border under the president’s zero tolerance immigration policy.
According to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Bible justifies ripping migrant children from their parents’ arms. Last week Sessions cited apostle Paul’s “clear and wise command” when defending the administration’s new practice. Sessions also said that the Trump administration policy of separating families is “not unusual or unjustified.”
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went on Twitter Sunday to defend the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy. In the process of doing this, however, she told several lies while also misrepresenting what federal laws require her department to do for people seeking asylum in the United States.
On Sunday former First Lady Laura Bush published an opinion piece in The Washington Post in which she blasted the Trump administration’s policy for separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In a new interview with the Washington Post, the person in charge of the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy in the Rio Grande Valley said that the number of children taken from their parents would likely double in the coming months. The Rio Grande is now the busiest segment of the U.S.-Mexico border as more refugees from Central America have attempted to enter the United States there.
During the first six weeks of the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy nearly 2,000 children were separated from their parents at the U.S. border with Mexico.
A spokesperson for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said on Friday that the separations took place from April 19 to May 31 of this year.