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May 8, 2018, 9:30am EDT
  • December 15, 2018

    Migrant girl dies in Border Patrol’s custody

    The 7-year-old "reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days."

  • November 6, 2018

    The scary ideology behind Trump’s immigration instincts

    The debate over family separation plays into a familiar narrative that’s being pushed by the White House.

  • November 2, 2018

    Trump doesn’t need to jail families to enforce immigration laws. There are better options.

    Community supervision and electronic monitoring are two alternatives that the government has used to make sure asylum seekers follow the law.

  • October 12, 2018

    Trump is separating an unknown number of families at the border for “fraud”

    Official stats don’t count grandparents split from grandkids or parents whose kids are taken due to "insufficient" documentation.

  • September 13, 2018

    As many as 1,000 parents separated from their children get a second chance to stay in the US

    In a huge reversal, the Trump administration is giving families another opportunity to claim asylum.

  • August 20, 2018

    Exclusive: new lawsuit claims Trump illegally denied asylum claims of separated parents

    Hundreds of parents want a second chance at asylum after failing initial interviews while traumatized.

  • August 17, 2018

    Judge blocks Trump from deporting reunited families

    Hundreds of parents had been told to waive their children’s right to an asylum hearing to keep the family together.

  • August 14, 2018

    The Trump administration’s separation of families at the border, explained

    Why children are being sent to "foster care or whatever" while their parents are sent to jail.

  • August 6, 2018

    Beyond family separation: Trump’s ongoing war on asylum, explained

    The next phase is harder to see happening — and harder to stop.

  • August 3, 2018

    What we know about a reported hunger strike by fathers in immigration detention

    Reunited families are "desperate" to be freed — even if it means deportation.

  • August 1, 2018

    Your questions about the family separation crisis at the border, answered

    We hosted a discussion in our Facebook group The Weeds to answer questions about family separation.

  • July 29, 2018

    ICE agents pressured parents to be deported with their children — then separated them again when they refused

    A new filing in the ACLU’s family separation lawsuit recounts claims that ICE is trying to coerce newly reunited families.

  • July 26, 2018

    At court deadline, more than half of separated migrant families have been reunited

    But hundreds of children are still in government custody without their parents.

  • July 25, 2018

    Hundreds of families could be deported almost as soon as they’re reunited

    Many parents reunited with kids face a grave choice — and might have only 48 hours to make it.

  • July 24, 2018

    New evidence suggests the border crackdown isn’t just cruel — it’s likely ineffective

    Family detention and separation don’t deter migrants from coming.

  • July 19, 2018

    Elizabeth Warren confronts Trump nominee for her role in family separations

    "It’s a moral stain that will follow you for the rest of your life," she told the nominee for the consumer watchdog bureau.

  • July 11, 2018

    A new immigration study blows up the “catch-and-release” myth

    Families seeking asylum often miss their court dates — not because they’re criminals, but because the system is broken.

  • July 10, 2018

    A court ruling opens the door for Trump to separate some migrant families again

    The Trump administration says it won’t force families to choose separation or indefinite detention. But it could.

  • July 10, 2018

    Trump’s about to miss Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline to reunite young migrant kids with their parents

    Twenty or more kids under 5 will remain separated. But the court will likely let the administration off the hook for now.

  • July 6, 2018

    A migrant child was returned to his mother covered in lice, according to a new lawsuit

    "[My son] is not the same since we were reunited."

  • July 5, 2018

    The US government doesn’t know how many migrant kids are still separated from their parents

    The department that separated families at the border didn’t talk to the agency that took custody of separated kids.

  • July 5, 2018

    Support for immigration is surging in the Trump era

    The president’s reverse-Midas touch strikes again.

  • July 4, 2018

    How to fix the crisis caused by Central American asylum seekers — humanely

    A former top immigration official offers solutions.

  • July 2, 2018

    The Trump administration says it must lock up families to keep them together. That’s not true.

    The legal argument behind Trump’s new family detention policy makes no sense.

  • July 2, 2018

    Congress failed to do something on immigration — again. Here’s why.

    Why there’s no path to a Republican compromise on DACA.

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