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In the chaos to reunite migrant children with their families, 37 kids were left in vans for up to 39 hours, with Texas temperatures in the 90s

Thirty-seven migrant children between the ages of five and 12 stayed in vans for hours – many overnight – last summer, while authorities struggled to reunite them with their parents,NBC News reported Monday. The incident occurred at the height of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which separated thousands of […]
In the chaos to reunite migrant children with their families, 37 kids were left in vans for up to 39 hours, with Texas temperatures in the 90s
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The Trump administration found 1,700 unrecorded migrant children who may have been separated from their families at the border

President Donald Trump’s administration has reportedly identified at least 1,712 previously unrecorded migrant children that may have been separated from their families at the border. A District Court judge ordered the administration to identify children who were separated before the “zero-tolerance” policy went into effect in June 2018. The government […]
The Trump administration found 1,700 unrecorded migrant children who may have been separated from their families at the border
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Trump pushed his administration to re-implement migrant family separations after he banned the policy in an executive order

President Donald Trump has for months pushed his administration officials to re-instate its policy of separating migrant families at the US-Mexico border NBC News reported Monday. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who resigned on Sunday, was reportedly opposed to re-implementing the deeply controversial “zero-tolerance” policy. Trump signed an executive order […]
Trump pushed his administration to re-implement migrant family separations after he banned the policy in an executive order
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‘Does it differ from the cages you put your dogs in?’: Democrats lambaste Kirstjen Nielsen over whether migrant children are still held in cages at the border

Democrats grilled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Wednesday over the Trump administration’s family separations, and asked whether migrant children were still being kept in cages at the border. At the height of the “zero tolerance” policy last spring, a number of images showed children lying on the ground, wrapped […]
‘Does it differ from the cages you put your dogs in?’: Democrats lambaste Kirstjen Nielsen over whether migrant children are still held in cages at the border
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Sexual abuse allegations have been a problem in migrant children’s shelters for years. The Trump administration separated thousands of kids from their families and sent them to those shelters anyway.

Thousands of migrant children were allegedly sexually abused or harassed while they were in US custody, according to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) documents released Tuesday. The documents show a small spike in allegations during roughly the same period that the Trump administration was detaining thousands of children […]
Sexual abuse allegations have been a problem in migrant children’s shelters for years. The Trump administration separated thousands of kids from their families and sent them to those shelters anyway.
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A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of committing perjury in sworn testimony about the family separations

A Democratic senator has asked the FBI to investigate whether Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lied to Congress about the Trump administration’s family separations. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon released an internal 2017 document showing that top Department of Homeland Security officials discussed several “policy options,” including one that would […]
A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of committing perjury in sworn testimony about the family separations
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14,000 immigrant children spent Thanksgiving in US government detention shelters

A record-setting 14,030 immigrant children live in US detention camps and shelters across the country as of November 15, according to federal and state statistics. While President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy contributed to the boom by separating children from their families at the border, today the number represents mostly children […]
14,000 immigrant children spent Thanksgiving in US government detention shelters
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‘It’s heartbreaking’: A Texas landowner who sees immigrants cross through her property regularly says she’s horrified by Trump’s border policies

One woman, whose Texas property has been in her family for generations, said she wanted Americans to understand that the immigrants she sees on her land are fleeing devastating violence. She has grown concerned about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which, until recently, separated families at the US-Mexico border. […]
‘It’s heartbreaking’: A Texas landowner who sees immigrants cross through her property regularly says she’s horrified by Trump’s border policies
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A 15-year-old migrant boy is missing after running away from a Texas children’s shelter

A 15-year-old migrant boy reportedly left a Brownsville, Texas, children’s shelter and is missing. The Casa Padre shelter has attracted nationwide attention under the Trump administration’s border crackdown, and houses nearly 1,500 boys. The shelter’s spokesman said that staff cannot legally force children to stay. The missing 15-year-old boy reportedly […]
A 15-year-old migrant boy is missing after running away from a Texas children’s shelter
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The government says it reunited 522 immigrant children separated from their parents under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy — but thousands more remain

The Deparment of Homeland Security said late Saturday it reunited 522 immigrant children who were separated from their families under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The reunions come just days after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to halt the separations and instead detain immigrant families together. An […]
The government says it reunited 522 immigrant children separated from their parents under Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy — but thousands more remain
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Trump invited ‘permanently separated’ families to speak about loved ones allegedly killed by unauthorised immigrants — and he autographed posters of the victims’ faces

President Donald Trump invited families at an event on Friday to share stories of their loved ones allegedly killed by unauthorised immigrants. These families, Trump said, were “permanently separated.” His administration has been under fire for weeks over its recently halted practice of splitting up migrant families at the border. […]
Trump invited ‘permanently separated’ families to speak about loved ones allegedly killed by unauthorised immigrants — and he autographed posters of the victims’ faces
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Dozens of people who re-tweeted an article with Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s phone number had their accounts suspended

Several Twitter accounts were suspended Wednesday for sharing a Splinter News article containing a private phone number belonging to White House aide Stephen Miller. Miller is supposedly the architect of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Twitter has since re-instated the suspended accounts after the phone number was shut off. […]
Dozens of people who re-tweeted an article with Trump adviser Stephen Miller’s phone number had their accounts suspended
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Trump signs executive order to stop separating families at the border, but keeps the ‘zero tolerance’ policy

President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order ending his administration’s practice of separating migrant families, but maintaining the “zero-tolerance” policy that criminally prosecutes migrants who cross the border illegally. Now, families who cross the border will be detained together — a move that circumvents an existing decree known […]
Trump signs executive order to stop separating families at the border, but keeps the ‘zero tolerance’ policy
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‘When did we become the party of child abuse?’: Geraldo Rivera rips Trump’s zero-tolerance policy in Sean Hannity interview that went off the rails

In an interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday night, the Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera ripped President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, calling it “child abuse.” Rivera pushed back on Trump’s false claims that existing immigration law is to blame for families being separated at the US-Mexico border, calling […]
‘When did we become the party of child abuse?’: Geraldo Rivera rips Trump’s zero-tolerance policy in Sean Hannity interview that went off the rails
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The migrant children in tent cities could have a suite at Trump’s Washington hotel for rates lower than what the US government spends detaining them

Some migrant children have been detained in so-called tent cities, without their parents, as part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy. Housing a child in these locations costs $US775 per child per night on average, according to NBC. Business Insider research showed Trump hotels in New York, Las […]
The migrant children in tent cities could have a suite at Trump’s Washington hotel for rates lower than what the US government spends detaining them
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Read the memo Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent to employees about the company’s work for ICE and Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy

Microsoft has faced sharp criticism for its work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency involved in carrying out President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, under which children are separated from adults they’re travelling with who are caught crossing the border illegally. On Tuesday, The New York Times reported […]
Read the memo Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sent to employees about the company’s work for ICE and Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy
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A former ICE director warns Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy could create ‘thousands of immigrant orphans’

A former Obama-era immigration official warned the current “zero-tolerance” policy that has led to separating families at the border could result in families never being reunited. Parents charged with illegal entry can choose an expedited deportation, but it can take years to process children’s deportation cases. This could create “thousands […]
A former ICE director warns Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy could create ‘thousands of immigrant orphans’
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This is what happens when families get separated at the US border, step by step

President Donald Trump’s new “zero tolerance” policy has separated thousands of children from their families at the US-Mexico border. The policy means children are being separated from their families upon crossing the border illegally, processed separately, and ultimately deported or released into the US without their parents. The administration has […]
This is what happens when families get separated at the US border, step by step
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It looks like most Central American migrant families entering the US have no idea that their children could be taken from them

Most immigrants coming to the US seemingly have no idea that their children could be separated from them on arrival. Families who arrived together were almost never prosecuted before the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration crackdown. In some cases, parents end up being quickly deported to their home countries while children […]
It looks like most Central American migrant families entering the US have no idea that their children could be taken from them
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A Fox News host prompted Jeff Sessions to address comparisons of Trump administration’s family-separation policy to Nazi Germany

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday night appeared on Fox News, where the host Laura Ingraham prompted him to address comparisons between the Trump administration’s family-separation policy at the US-Mexico border and Nazi Germany. Sessions rebuked criticism likening the administration’s policies to something resembling the treatment of Jewish people in […]
A Fox News host prompted Jeff Sessions to address comparisons of Trump administration’s family-separation policy to Nazi Germany
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Laura Ingraham compared migrant child detention centres to ‘summer camps’ as the Trump administration faces escalating blowback over family separation policy

Fox News opinion host Laura Ingraham sought to minimise the controversy surrounding the Trump administration’s enforcement of a “zero-tolerance” policy on migrants entering the US illegally. On her program Monday night, Ingraham compared the detention centres where children who have been separated from their parents are being held to “summer […]
Laura Ingraham compared migrant child detention centres to ‘summer camps’ as the Trump administration faces escalating blowback over family separation policy
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The Trump administration keeps blaming ‘loopholes’ in immigration law for its family separation policy — here’s what’s really going on

The Trump administration keeps falsely blaming its new family separation practice on current immigration law, and “loopholes” it says migrants are exploiting. Yet, as many critics of the Trump administration have pointed out, there is no law requiring migrant children be separated from their parents if they illegally cross the […]
The Trump administration keeps blaming ‘loopholes’ in immigration law for its family separation policy  —  here’s what’s really going on
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A Getty photographer tells the story behind a heartbreaking photo he took of a migrant girl sobbing while agents questioned her mum at the border, which just won World Press Photo of the Year

Getty photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner John Moore shared what it’s like to take pictures of detained immigrant families at the border. He has covered the US-Mexico border for a decade, and taken many iconic photos of the scene there over the years. The one he took of a Honduran […]
A Getty photographer tells the story behind a heartbreaking photo he took of a migrant girl sobbing while agents questioned her mum at the border, which just won World Press Photo of the Year
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Photos show US Border Patrol’s largest processing facility, a former warehouse where families are separated and hundreds of migrant children are kept in cages

The Trump administration has been under fire for weeks over its new “zero-tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of thousands of migrant children from their parents. On Sunday, a handful of reporters were permitted to tour Border Patrol’s largest processing facility in McAllen, Texas, where many of the […]
Photos show US Border Patrol’s largest processing facility, a former warehouse where families are separated and hundreds of migrant children are kept in cages
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Border agents telling migrant parents they’re taking their kids to get baths illustrates how Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy is being carried out on the ground

Agents at the US-Mexico border have reportedly separated children from their parents by telling them they must be bathed, only for them to never be reunited. A Houston nonprofit director told Texas Monthly that threats and lies are among the variety of tactics agents are using to enforce President Donald […]
Border agents telling migrant parents they’re taking their kids to get baths illustrates how Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy is being carried out on the ground
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Senior Republicans are attacking Trump’s policy of separating families at the US border — here’s how they’re turning on the president

Thousands of children have been separated from their family members at the US-Mexico border. The practice has been part of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. It has enraged the public, Democrats, and, now, influential Republicans. Scroll down to see what several Republicans have said. The Trump administration has […]
Senior Republicans are attacking Trump’s policy of separating families at the US border  —  here’s how they’re turning on the president
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Separating kids from parents at the border mirrors a ‘textbook strategy’ of domestic abuse, experts say — and causes irreversible, lifelong damage

Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new “zero-tolerance” immigration policy, everyone who attempts to cross the border is being prosecuted. Because of the way that policy is enforced, 2,000 children were separated from their parents in six weeks. Experts, mental health groups, and human rights organisations say this could cause serious, […]
Separating kids from parents at the border mirrors a ‘textbook strategy’ of domestic abuse, experts say  —  and causes irreversible, lifelong damage
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Trump keeps falsely blaming Democrats for his administration’s family separation policy — here’s what’s really going on

President Donald Trump blamed Democrats on Friday for his administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy that has separated at least hundreds of migrant families in recent weeks. Trump said his administration is “following laws, very simply, that were given to us and forced upon us by the Democrats.” But the Trump administration’s family […]
Trump keeps falsely blaming Democrats for his administration’s family separation policy  —  here’s what’s really going on
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The Trump administration has chosen a site in the Texas desert to establish a ‘tent city’ to house migrant children

The Trump administration is set to construct a “tent city” shelter in Tornillo, Texas, to house migrant children. The move comes after an uptick in the amount of migrant children in government custody, stemming from the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy toward people caught illegally crossing the border. The Tornillo site […]
The Trump administration has chosen a site in the Texas desert to establish a ‘tent city’ to house migrant children
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‘You’re a parent, don’t you have any empathy?’: Reporters blast Sarah Huckabee Sanders over Trump tactic of separating migrant families at border

White House reporters interrogated press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday over the Trump administration’s family separation tactic. One reporter asked Sanders whether she had any “empathy” as a parent of young children toward the families being split up by Border Patrol agents. Sanders argued that the Trump administration has […]
‘You’re a parent, don’t you have any empathy?’: Reporters blast Sarah Huckabee Sanders over Trump tactic of separating migrant families at border
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A detained mother says immigration authorities took her infant daughter from her while she was breastfeeding — then handcuffed her when she resisted

A detained migrant woman says US immigration authorities took her infant daughter from her while she was breastfeeding. A lawyer who interviewed the woman told CNN that the woman was placed in handcuffs when she resisted. The story comes just weeks after the Trump administration began implementing its new “zero-tolerance” […]
A detained mother says immigration authorities took her infant daughter from her while she was breastfeeding  —  then handcuffed her when she resisted
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Heartbreaking report describes how a 5-year-old migrant boy separated from his father clings to stick-figure sketches of his family

Hundreds of children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s new “zero-tolerance” policy toward people who illegally cross the border. Those children, who are placed in foster care or in government shelters while their parents are detained, have been suffering from trauma, according […]
Heartbreaking report describes how a 5-year-old migrant boy separated from his father clings to stick-figure sketches of his family
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Obama officials rushed to explain photos from 2014 that went viral showing locked-up immigrant children — and Trump’s facilities look the same

Several 2014 photos of detained immigrant children in cages went viral in May, and former Obama administration officials rushed to offer explanations. The former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau had even shared the images on Twitter, mistakenly believing they were taken during Donald Trump’s presidency. The former officials doubled down on […]
Obama officials rushed to explain photos from 2014 that went viral showing locked-up immigrant children  —  and Trump’s facilities look the same