Number of migrant children held by government reaches new high

Blog   |   September 13, 2018

Despite a court order instructing the Trump administration to reunite migrant families who were forcibly separated at the US-Mexico border, The New York Times reports that the number of children still in custody has reached a record high level. The … Continue reading

Video: Traumatized children at the border

Blog   |   September 7, 2018

In June, a Honduran woman seeking asylum in the US and her five-year-old son were forcibly separated at the Mexican border. A pro bono lawyer, Jodi Goodwin, helped reunite them after they spent a month apart. The Atlantic has produced … Continue reading

American Immigration Council Condemns Administration’s Proposal to Indefinitely Detain Children

Blog   |   September 6, 2018

September 6, 2018 Washington, D.C.— Today, the Trump administration proposed new regulations that could lead to the indefinite detention—and needless suffering—of asylum-seeking children. The new guidelines are related to the 1997 Flores settlement agreement, which concerns the care and custody … Continue reading

Eligible DACA recipients urged to renew applications

Blog   |   September 4, 2018

Following an August 31st ruling by a federal judge in Texas not to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigrants who have qualified for DACA are being urged to renew their applications to stay in the country, … Continue reading