There are 5.1 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. as of Aug. 12, 2020, half a million alone in Texas. Of the national total, 163,651 died.
Written by Deborah Charnes on Aug 13 2020 - 12:30pm
ICE is making sure migrant kids don't have COVID-19, then expelling them to "prevent the spread" of COVID-19
Written by Texas Tribune on Aug 10 2020 - 8:50pm
By Lomi Kriel, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica and Dara Lind, ProPublica Aug. 10, 2020 This article is co-published with ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.
Judge orders ICE to free migrant children from family detention during coronavirus pandemic, report says
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 29 2020 - 1:25pm
By Meena Venkataramanan, The Texas Tribune June 26, 2020
Written by Brandy Ruiz on Jun 24 2020 - 2:47pm
Miriam and her 15-year old daughter, asylum-seekers from Honduras, have been held at a private prison in Dilley for more than 300 days. They are among more than 80 immigrant families being kept at the South Texas Family Residential Center, as it is called by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The facility is ringed in barbed wire and the ICE agents refer to the families as “inmates.”
Written by Tucson Sentinel on Jun 27 2019 - 8:33pm
By Paul Ingram, originally published Jun 27, 2019 on TucsonSentinel.com
Written by Beth Graham on Sep 21 2018 - 11:54am
Replay video: Project Lifeline hosted a panel and community discussion and interactive event, "Immigrant Children, Detention Without End?" on Friday, Sept. 28, in the Student Engagement Ballroom at the University of the Incarnate Word. Each year, as many as 90,000 immigrant children spend time in U.S. detention centers. Those who monitor the conditions say the children often are kept for months at a time in unsanitary conditions without proper medical care and are denied food and clean water. Recent proposals could make their stay in detention indefinite.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Sep 20 2018 - 1:46pm
“It was painful how hungry we were.” “I begged for water for my daughter but the officials wouldn’t give her any.” “The temperature was extremely cold. Children were crying all the time. Human heat was not enough to warm the babies.” Each year in U.S. immigration detention facilities, 90,000 children are systematically deprived of food, water and basic medical care, and exposed to extreme temperatures and unsanitary conditions.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 27 2018 - 11:09am
By Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post A federal judge in San Diego on Tuesday barred the separation of migrant children from their parents and ordered immigration officials to reunify within 30 days families that have been divided as a result of a zero-tolerance policy enforced by the Trump administration until last week. Judge Dana Sabraw of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted a preliminary injunction sought by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 10 2018 - 8:16pm
By Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post "‘They just took them?’ Frantic parents separated from their kids fill courts on the border" was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 12:57pm
Three hundred people turned out for a #RallyForOurChildren at the Guadalupe Plaza in San Antonio on May 31, 2018. The event was the first of several across Texas and the U.S. to protest the Trump administration's recent policy of separating children - some younger than 2 years old - from their immigrant parents at the border. The United Nations says taking children from their parents is illegal.