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The Trump administration separated thousands of migrant children from their families at the border — lawyers say they still can’t find the parents of 545 of those children

ACLU lawyers said in a legal filing that they hadn’t been able to find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by the Trump administration at the US-Mexico border, NBC News reported Tuesday. The lawyers reportedly said they believed the administration had already deported about two-thirds of the parents to […]
The Trump administration separated thousands of migrant children from their families at the border — lawyers say they still can’t find the parents of 545 of those children
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Katie Miller, wife of immigration hardliner Stephen Miller, said she was sent to visit child detention centres to become more compassionate ‘but it didn’t work,’ new book says

Katie Miller, a spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence, was unmoved by the plight of children at detention facilities at the US-Mexico border, according to a new book by the NBC News reporter Jacob Soboroff. The Department of Homeland Security “sent me to the border to see the separations for […]
Katie Miller, wife of immigration hardliner Stephen Miller, said she was sent to visit child detention centres to become more compassionate ‘but it didn’t work,’ new book says
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Government workers say they warned that Trump’s family separations traumatized children but were dismissed as ‘a broken record’

An inspector general’s report released Thursday found that a number of government officials and workers sought to raise the alarm about the Trump administration’s family separations, but were ignored. Under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance policy in the spring of 2018, thousands of migrant children were separated from their parents and […]
Government workers say they warned that Trump’s family separations traumatized children but were dismissed as ‘a broken record’
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AG Barr said there must be ‘zero tolerance for resisting police’ and went after ‘social-justice reformers’ in a heated speech to the US’s largest law-enforcement organisation

Attorney General William Barr gave a heated speech about being tough on crime to the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) this week. FOP is the US’s largest fraternal police organisation. After praising the bravery of officers, Barr went on to say public figures in the media and elsewhere should “underscore […]
AG Barr said there must be ‘zero tolerance for resisting police’ and went after ‘social-justice reformers’ in a heated speech to the US’s largest law-enforcement organisation
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More than 900 migrant children have been split from their parents since Trump formally ended family separations last year

The federal government has separated more than 900 migrant children from their parents since President Donald Trump halted his administration’s family separation policy last year, court documents say. Immigration authorities are legally allowed to separate migrant families at the border if they possess a criminal history or raise questions of […]
More than 900 migrant children have been split from their parents since Trump formally ended family separations last year
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An obscure section of US law became a flashpoint in the Democratic debate and sparked a confrontation between Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke. Here’s why it’s so controversial.

An obscure part of the US Code became a flashpoint in Wednesday evening’s Democratic presidential debate. Candidates Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke argued over the ramifications of Section 1325 of the federal immigration system. Section 1325 makes it a criminal offence to illegally enter the US, rather than just a […]
An obscure section of US law became a flashpoint in the Democratic debate and sparked a confrontation between Julián Castro and Beto O’Rourke. Here’s why it’s so controversial.
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Trump says ‘we’re doing a fantastic job’ at migrant detention centres, where scathing reports have emerged that children lack basic amenities

President Donald Trump told Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday that “we’re doing a fantastic job under the circumstances,” in response to the government’s handling of detained migrant children. Trump’s comments follow scathing reports of children kept in US Customs and Border Protection facilities without access to basic […]
Trump says ‘we’re doing a fantastic job’ at migrant detention centres, where scathing reports have emerged that children lack basic amenities
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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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‘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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Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than were previously known, inspector general reveals in bombshell report

Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border than were previously known, a government watchdog announced Thursday. The family separations sparked by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy last spring had previously been pegged at 2,737 children. The inspector general at the Department of Health […]
Thousands more children were separated from their parents at the border than were previously known, inspector general reveals in bombshell report
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Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly blamed Jeff Sessions for family separation policy in new interview

Outgoing White House chief of staff John Kelly blamed former Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the separation of hundreds of migrant children from their families. Kelly said “he surprised us” with the full enforcement of the administration’s controversial “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen first denied the existence […]
Outgoing chief of staff John Kelly blamed Jeff Sessions for family separation policy in new interview