Video: Two Brothers’ Incredible Reunion
Last week we gave you the story of two brothers – Suamhirs and Yordi – separated by unbelievable violence in their home country of Honduras and immigration policies in the U.S.
For New Family Plan at Border, Trump Could Look to Pilot Project He Scuttled Last Year
Now that the horrific family separation policy at the border appears to be at an end, the Trump administration will need to figure out a plan for how to handle the asylum-seeking families it detains going forward.
How Immigration Policy Divides Families: Q&A with Arizona Advocate Laurie Melrood
Laurie Melrood is a family services consultant to southern Arizona immigrant support organizations, including the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. She co-edited a family unity manual for immigrant parents detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and co-wrote the procedures for immigrant parents detained in ICE facilities with children in Arizona state custody.
Report: Increased Deportations Could Put More Kids in Foster Care
The immigration policy changes made thus far by the Trump Administration may, in some states, fuel a surge in the number of children who enter foster care, according to a new report from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC).
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.
To Grant Sister a Pathway to Citizenship, Judith Defies Fear of ICE
About two and a half years ago, 29-year-old Judith* got a phone call from Maria,* her 9-year-old half-sister in México, to inform her that their mom had just died. Maria’s father had passed away the year before.
Set to Graduate High School, Carlos Faces Deportation Order
For nearly two years after he arrived in the United States from Guatemala as an unaccompanied minor, Carlos* never saw an immigration attorney, including during an eight-month stint at a border detention center.
After ICE Detains Father, Los Angeles Sisters Cope with Trauma, Disruption
Fatima Avelica was riding to school in her father’s car when a traffic stop by immigration officers in northeast Los Angeles suddenly turned her world upside down. In the car, 13-year-old Fatima sobbed as she pointed her cell phone camera at the windshield and shot a video that shows Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers handcuffing and detaining her father, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez.
In Trump Era, L.A. Social Workers Seek Tighter Collaboration with Immigration Officers
As President Donald Trump moves to expand deportations of undocumented immigrants, a team of rapid-response social workers in Los Angeles is hoping it can come to the aid of children who may be left behind or endangered by immigration enforcement actions.