Official calls it "textbook." Critics say ICE forgot about the kids — again.
Fort Sill in Oklahoma will be used as a “temporary emergency influx shelter" for surging numbers of unaccompanied minors detained at the border.
Some immigration experts say the caravan, now crossing Mexico, is causing serious physical and mental health issues for children.
The "psychological and emotional impact is forever," the official said.
"Mothers had no idea where their babies were," said California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee after touring an immigrant detention center.
He's the one who launched the policy.
"This is as horrific a policy as I've seen in 25-plus years doing civil rights work," an ACLU attorney said.
"Identify them and then turn them over to ICE."
An appeals court basically told the kids, "Good luck!"
Last year, then-Texas Governor Rick Perry, now a Republican presidential hopeful, deployed the state's National Guard to
The resilience of these women, men and children in fighting to protect their human rights must not go unnoticed. We must continue to challenge the existence of these centers and force the President to acknowledge that detention worsens the trauma migrants have to live with and to recognize that detention is far from a humane response.
Instead of constantly condemning, I would like to know what the GOP plans to do. Besides a travel ban which many experts believe would hamper efforts to contain the virus where it started, I have seen no solutions from Republicans to either of these crises.
Some 46 percent of respondents also told pollsters they would back an executive overhaul of the country's immigration system
I am very privileged to have a passport that allows me to freely move across the world. Many people are not that lucky.
Moral arguments aside, with every detention and deportation of debt-laden migrants, the U.S. only deepens the need for Central American households to send a loved one north.
Regardless of their origin, all children have the same right to due process before the law. We should guarantee "equality under the law" not by lowering standards for more kids, but by raising standards for all kids.