immigrant families

HOUSTON | Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

HOUSTON  — As the U.S. government said it had reunited every immigrant family it could, Josefina Ortiz Corrales remained in an immigration detention center and her adopted son in the care of her elder daughter. Paulina Gutierrez was in her hometown in Guatemala, earning less than $2 a day preparing strings for candle wicks while … Continue reading HOUSTON | Immigrant families remain apart with no end in sight

WASHINGTON  | Deadline to reunite immigrant families rapidly approaching

WASHINGTON  — This spring, the Trump administration began a “zero tolerance” policy to criminally prosecute anyone caught crossing the border illegally. Because children can’t be in jail with their parents, more than 2,300 families caught by Border Patrol were separated. The move prompted mass outrage in the United States and internationally. After first blaming the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Deadline to reunite immigrant families rapidly approaching

PHOENIX | US lawyers: Ruling allows detention of immigrant families

PHOENIX — The Trump administration says a ruling this week by a federal judge in San Diego requiring the government to reunify families separated at the border means authorities can legally keep families detained until their cases are complete. The interpretation means immigrant families could spend months or even years in detention — even those … Continue reading PHOENIX | US lawyers: Ruling allows detention of immigrant families

RENO, Nevada | Authorities abandon ‘zero-tolerance’ for immigrant families

RENO, Nevada (AP) — The nation’s top border enforcement official acknowledged Monday that authorities have abandoned, for now, the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy toward immigrant families after the president ordered an end to the separation of parents and children who cross the southern border. The comments by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan came … Continue reading RENO, Nevada | Authorities abandon ‘zero-tolerance’ for immigrant families

WASHINGTON  | Homeland Security boss defends separating immigrant families

WASHINGTON  — The head of the Department of Homeland Security defended the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents when the family is being prosecuted for entering the U.S. illegally, telling a Senate committee Tuesday that removing children from parents facing criminal charges happens “in the United States every day.” Kirstjen Nielsen, who has … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Homeland Security boss defends separating immigrant families