family separation

Immigrants awaiting deportation hearings line up outside the building that houses the immigration courts in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File
July 02, 2018 - 5:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inside a small courtroom, a half-dozen immigrant teens and their families sat anxiously on wooden benches awaiting their immigration court hearing. An attorney for a nonprofit gave a quick overview in Spanish of U.S. immigration law and what they needed to do: Speak loudly. Ask...
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People at the Keep Families Together rally, including Marsha Gore, right, and Claudia Short, cheer as the son of Holocaust survivors speaks about the importance of offering asylum in the South Plaza of the Oklahoma State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City.
Anya Magnuson/The Oklahoman via AP
July 02, 2018 - 8:21 am
By Colleen Long and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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David Madden
June 29, 2018 - 2:18 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Last week, South Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross, D-Camden, attempted to visit three children separated from their parents and housed in a Camden shelter as part of President Trump's "zero tolerance" program to combat illegal immigration. He was turned away at the...
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In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018, photo, a small group of stay-at-home mothers, with children at their sides, work to organize an immigration rally in Portland, Ore.
AP Photo/Don Ryan
June 29, 2018 - 10:39 am
By Gillian Flaccus and Amy Taxin, Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — 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'...
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The Mighty Writers are sending 700 books, written in Spanish, to kids at a Berks County detention center and elsewhere who have been separated from their families. They made bookmarks to go along with the books.
Rachel Loeper/Mighty Writers​
Andrew Kramer
June 28, 2018 - 8:53 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A nonprofit that teaches kids how to write is giving them a chance to use what they learn to spread some cheer to immigrant children currently being detained due to the Trump administration's family separation policy. The Mighty Writers are sending 700 books, written...
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Hundreds of activists protest the Trump administration's approach to illegal border crossings and separation of children from immigrant parents, in the Hart Senate Office Building.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
June 28, 2018 - 8:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Capitol Police arrested nearly 600 people Thursday after hundreds of loudly chanting women demonstrated inside a Senate office building against President Donald Trump's treatment of migrant families. Among them were a Washington state congresswoman, the lawmaker said on Twitter...
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From left: Reps. Tom Suozzi (D-NY), Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) partricipate in a press conference after taking a tour of the recently built tent encampment near the Tornillo-Guadalupe Port of Entry on June 23 in Tornillo, Texas.
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Jim Melwert
June 27, 2018 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — As a GOP compromise bill failed in the House Wednesday, a congressman from Bucks County is among a group of bipartisan lawmakers urging immigration reform after visiting a detention facility in El Paso, Texas. It’s signed by three Democrats and two Republicans who...
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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., joined by Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., left, talks to reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, June 26, 2018.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
June 27, 2018 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House rejected a far-ranging immigration bill on Wednesday despite its eleventh-hour endorsement by President Donald Trump, as the gulf between the GOP's moderate and conservative wings proved too deep for leaders to avert an election-year display of division on...
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People protest immigration separation policies outside Federal Court, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in El Paso, Texas. Cases of children and families seeking refugee were being heard inside the courthouse.
AP Photo/Matt York
June 27, 2018 - 8:40 am
MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — The clock is ticking for the Trump administration after a federal judge ordered thousands of migrant children and parents reunited within 30 days, sooner if the youngster is under 5. The hard deadline was set Tuesday night by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego after...
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In this June 21, 2018, photo, migrant children walk off a bus at the Catholic Charities' Msgr. Bryan Walsh Children's Village in Cutler Bay, Fla.
Photo/Brynn Anderson
June 26, 2018 - 3:29 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Seventeen states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, 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. The states, all of which are led by Democratic...
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