Judge Tells Agencies to Speed Up Release of Young Immigrants
Move aims to protect unaccompanied youths from spreading coronavirus Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government has violated its legal obligation to speedily release unaccompanied immigrant children from federal custody and reunify them with relatives or other suitable guardians, a district judge in California ruled late Friday.
Website Changes Foreshadowed New Trump Limits on Unaccompanied Minors Program
Changes made to the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) website before May 23, 2019, foreshadowed policy changes related to unaccompanied migrant children that were not announced, even to ORR grantees, until May 30, 2019.
Questions and Fast-Moving Developments for Children and Families Detained at the Border
President Trump has backed off his wildly unpopular policy of separating children from asylum-seeking Central American families at the southern border, which was rolled out to help facilitate the administration’s zero-tolerance approach on prosecuting crossers.
Trump Administration Targets Parents in Immigration ‘Surge Initiative’
Last Friday, the Trump administration rolled out a new “surge initiative” that authorized Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials to arrest parents and other relatives who hire smugglers to bring their children into the U.S.
Federal Court Judge Calls on Trump Administration to Improve ‘Deplorable’ Conditions for Children Detained at the Border
On Tuesday, a United States District Court judge ruled that facility conditions and procedures in place at family detention centers at the border violate a 20-year-old court settlement that guarantees the rights of immigrant children.