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Family Separation

  1. presidential debates
    Trump Started the Debate Disciplined, Then Lapsed Into Being HimselfTrump needed to make a coherent case that his record entitles him to a second term. He tried that, then began raving in right-wing code.
  2. family separation
    Jeff Sessions Reportedly Told U.S. Attorneys ‘We Need to Take Away Children’A Department of Justice draft IG report claims that former heads Sessions and Rosenstein spearheaded the family separation of children and infants.
  3. white house
    John Kelly Criticizes Trump 14 Months After Leaving White HouseThe president’s former chief of staff claims he could have prevented some recent bad behavior.
  4. immigration
    Trump Demands Right to Detain Migrant Children IndefinitelyIt’s mostly symbolic, since the judge who set the 20-day limit on detention of children is unlikely to approve it, but the new policy sounds tough.
  5. family separation
    The Trump Administration Hasn’t Stopped Separating Migrant FamiliesThe U.S. has taken 911 child migrants from their parents or guardians since last June. Officials insist they are protecting the minors from abuse.
  6. migrant crisis
    The Trump Administration’s Erratic Reaction to the Migrant Child CrisisIt’s hard to keep up with Team Trump’s actions denying or evading the responsibility to give kids decent treatment.
  7. family separation
    Kirstjen Nielsen’s Testimony About the Border Was an Utter EmbarrassmentShe claimed ignorance on many of the most damning questions.
  8. immigration
    Report: Families Are Being Separated at the Border Over False AllegationsA new report shows that one of the darkest chapters of the Trump administration is ongoing.
  9. immigration
    Trump Administration: Reuniting Separated Migrant Families Might Be Too HardHHS argues they should focus on kids still in custody, as tracking down those put in sponsor homes would be difficult and potentially traumatizing.
  10. immigration
    Would Patrolling With the Border Patrol Change Your Mind About the Border?A ride-along with an agency at once empowered and besieged.
  11. family separation
    Inspector General: Family Separation Policy Was a Disaster From Its InceptionOne child was kept in a chain-link holding pen for 25 days, far surpassing the 72-hour legal limit.
  12. immigration
    Trump Wants U.S. to Pay Mexico for Deportations, Spend More on Border WallDespite talk of making Mexico pay, the administration told Congress it’s diverting $20 million in U.S. foreign aid to help Mexico fund deportations.
  13. immigration
    The Trump Administration Is Trying to Detain Migrant Kids IndefinitelyThe courts currently allow migrant children to be detained for no more than 20 days. The government wants to change that.
  14. Government Ordered to Follow Up on ‘Missing Parents’ of Migrant ChildrenHundreds of parents were deemed “ineligible” for a reunion by last week’s deadline. A judge said that’s not an acceptable conclusion.
  15. Trump Admin: 463 Migrant Parents May Have Been Deported Without Their KidsWith a deadline to reunite separated families only days away, the government is signaling that it will almost certainly fall short.
  16. immigration
    500,000 Undocumented New Yorkers Are Living in a City of Fear20,000 of the city’s immigrants have been identified for deportation since Trump took office. The rest worry they’ll be next.
  17. Trump Administration Lays Out Plan to Reunite 2,500 Migrant Children in 10 DaysAfter the government complained that speedier reunions pose a safety risk, a federal judge said that’s “nothing but cover for HHS.”
  18. House Democrats Refuse to Take Bait on ‘Abolish ICE’ Vote Arranged by GOPRepublicans want to distract attention from their own immigration disagreements and burn a straw man, but House Democrats aren’t cooperating.
  19. Government Won’t Reunite All Under-5 Children With Parents Before DeadlineBut the federal judge who set the deadline is unlikely to impose any punishment.
  20. Justice Department Asks for More Time to Reunite Migrant FamiliesThe Trump administration didn’t keep track of how many families it separated. Now, it wants more time to figure that out.
  21. DNA Tests Are Being Used to Reunite Separated Migrant FamiliesThe practice is raising concerns among those worried about what the government will do with the results.
  22. Trump Renews Call for Deporting Refugees Without Due Process“Tell the people ‘OUT,’ and they must leave, just as they would if they were standing on your front lawn,” the president tweeted.
  23. Woman Climbs Statue of Liberty to Protest Family Separations, Island Shut DownThousands of tourists were cleared from the monument on July 4. After a three-hour standoff, the NYPD helped the woman down and arrested her.
  24. Immigrant Families Must Pay Steep Fees to Get Child Migrants Out of DetentionThe U.S. is separating migrant families, and then refusing to place kids with relatives — unless the latter pays thousands in transport fees.
  25. immigration
    Trump Administration Claims Right to Detain Migrant Families IndefinitelyThe Justice Department is trying some legal jujitsu to get away with detaining families beyond the court-mandated 20-day limit.
  26. Trump’s Immigration Chaos: Incompetence or Deliberate Trolling?Trump aide Stephen Miller’s sloppy policy rollouts could be the result of his inexperience and paranoia, or maybe he just loves taunting liberals.
  27. Judge Orders Trump Administration to Reunite Migrant Families Within 30 DaysA federal judge ruled that “placing the burden on the parents to find and request reunification with their children … is backwards.”
  28. Will the Border Crisis Actually Affect Trump’s Popularity?So far the biggest week of outrage spurred by the Trump presidency doesn’t seem to be affecting his approval ratings.
  29. Teenage Boy Missing After Running Away From Migrant Children’s Shelter in TexasA man claiming to be his father said he’s now in Mexico, but the incident raised questions about the care children are receiving in federal custody.
  30. Some Migrants Are Giving Up Asylum Claims in Hope of Seeing Children FasterAdvocates doubt voluntarily deporting will actually lead to speedier reunions, as the process is still tremendously disorganized.
  31. House May Vote on Indefinite Immigrant Detention BillThe Trump administration is attempting to implement “zero tolerance” without family separation.
  32. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Was Asked to Leave Restaurant Over Her Work for TrumpAs outrage over the migrant family separations continues, three Trump officials have faced public backlash while dining out in less than a week.
  33. The Navy Is Planning Tent Cities for Undocumented ImmigrantsThe administration’s “zero tolerance” policy has spawned plans for military facilities to house tens of thousands of detained immigrants.
  34. the national interest
    The Genesis of Trump’s Family-Separation PolicyFor a would-be strongman, cruelty is the ultimate deterrent.
  35. Fox Host Defends Trump’s Border Policy: ‘These Aren’t Our Kids’On Fox & Friends Brian Kilmeade made the argument that family separation isn’t as bad when done to people “from another country.”
  36. Trump Administration Still Has No Plan for Reuniting Families It SeparatedImmigration attorneys have had little success in locating the 2,300 separated children, and even when they’re found reunions could be months away.
  37. Chaos on the Border, Chaos in TrumplandThe messy and confusing implementation of the president’s wishes on border policy resembles nothing so much as the travel-ban nightmare.
  38. Sinclair Forces Local Stations to Discredit Outrage Over Family Separation“Opponents of the president have seized on this issue to make it seem as if those who are tough on immigration are somehow monsters.”
  39. We Owe Central American Migrants Much More Than ThisMigrant families are not bringing crime and instability to our country — but the United States once brought such conditions to theirs.
  40. Womp Womp: Corey Lewandowski Dropped by Speaker’s BureauThe former Trump campaign manager made a mocking remark concerning a child who was taken from her mother at the border.
  41. the national circus
    The Shameless Fakery of Trump’s Retreat on Family SeparationsHis executive order was a prop intended to wipe the images of caged children from the screen. It won’t work.
  42. Protesters Gather at La Guardia Airport as Separated Children Arrive in New YorkHundreds turned out upon learning that federal officials surreptitiously transferred 239 separated children to New York, and more are still arriving.
  43. the national interest
    Why Trump’s Family-Separation Policy FailedA political and policy debacle from an administration with a failed immigration policy.
  44. Trump Ends Family Separations by Ordering Family DetentionsThe obvious thing for Trump to do was to reverse Jeff Sessions’s “zero tolerance” policy. But he went in the opposite direction.
  45. Trump Ended Family Separation Because He Failed to Demonize ToddlersDonald Trump is good at dehumanizing immigrants — but not when they’re still in diapers.
  46. Trump’s Draconian Immigration Policies Highlight Obama’s MisstepsAs the Democratic Party moves left, the former president’s policies look less defensible.
  47. Trump Signs Executive Order Ending His Own Family-Separation PolicyHe emphasized, though, that his administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy will continue.
  48. Reuniting Families Separated at the Border Won’t Be EasyThe Trump administration has no plan for bringing together parents and the children taken away from them.
  49. the national interest
    Real-life Stephen Miller Now Creepier Than Onion Parody VersionTrump’s immigration adviser “enjoys” the suffering of the children.
  50. Is Trump Actually Going to Do Anything About Family Separation?Fear of looking “weak” has apparently paralyzed POTUS on what is becoming a true political crisis for him.
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