family separations

WASHINGTON | Battle over family separations flairs anew in Congress

WASHINGTON — Congress’ fight over President Donald Trump‘s now abandoned policy of separating migrant families stirred anew Wednesday, drawing fresh attention to an issue that has divided Republicans and that Democrats hope will propel voters their way in the midterm elections. The battling at the House Appropriations Committee underscored how both parties still see vast … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Battle over family separations flairs anew in Congress

PORTLAND, Ore. | Family separations push new activists into migrant protests

PORTLAND, OR — Immigrants who have spent years fighting to change the country’s immigration system are getting newfound support from liberal activists, moms and first-time protesters motivated by a visceral narrative: President Donald Trump‘s administration separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Groups that pulled off massive women’s marches the past two years … Continue reading PORTLAND, Ore. | Family separations push new activists into migrant protests

SEATTLE  | 17 states sue Trump administration over family separations

SEATTLE  — Seventeen states, including Washington, New York and California, sued President Donald Trump’s administration Tuesday in an effort to force officials to reunite migrant families who have been separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Late Tuesday, a federal judge in California issued a ruling on a separate but similar lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw … Continue reading SEATTLE  | 17 states sue Trump administration over family separations

PHOENIX | Family separations bring call for rare language interpreters

PHOENIX, AZ — As word spread that the Trump administration was separating migrant families, urgent calls went out across the internet: Interpreters were needed at the U.S.-Mexico border to help immigrants understand their legal cases. But this call was not for Spanish speakers.  These interpreters needed to speak the lesser-known indigenous languages of Guatemala and … Continue reading PHOENIX | Family separations bring call for rare language interpreters

WASHINGTON | GOP leaders eye new bill on family separations at border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to find the votes to pass a sweeping immigration overhaul, House Republicans are narrowing on a slimmed down bill to stem the crisis of separating immigrant families at the border. But even that more modest measure hit uncertainty Monday. President Donald Trump rejected one top idea — adding more immigration judges … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP leaders eye new bill on family separations at border

Muted reaction by ‘pro-family’ groups to family separations

Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as “pro-family” declined to join in the criticism. Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S. — the National Right to Life Committee and … Continue reading Muted reaction by ‘pro-family’ groups to family separations