Zero tolerance

WASHINGTON | US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Thursday all eligible small children who were separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain apart from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US: Nearly half of youngest children not rejoining families

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

SAN DIEGO | Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

SAN DIEGO — A judge on Friday refused to grant the Trump administration a blanket extension of the deadline to reunite children separated from their parents at the border, instead acknowledging that more time may be justified only in specific cases. The administration said it needed more time to reunite 101 children under 5 years … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | Judge rejects blanket delay to reunite children at border

WASHINGTON | HHS: Congressional visits to migrants wasting resources

WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration says lawmakers’ visits to migrant children in federal shelters are wasting staff resources that could be used to help connect kids and parents. But Democrats say lawmakers should be granted immediate access to shelters housing about 12,000 migrant children, including about 2,000 who have been separated from their parents as … Continue reading WASHINGTON | HHS: Congressional visits to migrants wasting resources

WASHINGTON | Separations at the border didn’t worry some Trump officials

WASHINGTON — The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border.  Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his agency had a role in designing the Trump administration’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Separations at the border didn’t worry some Trump officials

WASHINGTON  | Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

WASHINGTON  — The government’s top health official could barely conceal his discomfort. As Health and Human Services secretary, Alex Azar was responsible for caring for migrant children taken from their parents at the border.  Now a Democratic senator was asking him at a hearing whether his agency had a role in designing the Trump administration’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Zero tolerance sowed confusion from start

Virginia News: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challening Trump Admin Family Separation Policy

RICHMOND, VA – Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring today joined a multi-state lawsuit challenging the Trump Administration’s policy of forced family separation on the U.S. southern border.  A total of 17 other states and the District of Columbia joined the lawsuit, filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. “Deliberately … Continue reading Virginia News: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challening Trump Admin Family Separation Policy

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