Category: USA

Family Separation

Immigration Expert Details Steps to Fight for Political Asylum and to Recover Children for Parents who have been Deported

What happens next for the families that have been reunited? This group now faces the fight for political asylum. What are the options for the parents who were separated from their children and were deported? Telemundo interviews an immigration expert. Dr. Alma Rosa Nieto, Immigration Attorney, spoke with […]

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charging migrant parents

The House and Senate speak out against charging migrant parents up to $8/min. to speak with their kids

Immigrants held in detention centers are being charged up to $ 8 per minute to make a phone call to talk to their children, from whom they have been separated by the authorities, under the Zero Tolerance policy. A group of 145 legislators led by Congressmen Jared Polis […]

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Deportation

“Her phone and computer are her only links to a life that is no longer her own. Letty uses technology to stay close to loved ones after deportation.”

  Unexpectedly, Letty Stegall was deported to Mexico. Her husband Steve and her daughter Jennifer stayed in the family’s Kansas City home, now without her. The family was blindsided by her deportation and are trying to cope and stay as close as possible through technology. Every day, Letty […]

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Parents are Charged for Reunification Costs

  Migrants have to pay out of their own pocket to reunite with their children, reports Noticiero Telemundo. The separated families and their advocates had assumed that the government would be responsible for covering the expenses to reunify the families since the Trump administration has opted to separate […]

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Dozens of New Cases of Scabies and Chicken Pox have been reported in the Federal Prison of Victorville, California, where more than 600 Immigrants are Detained.

Anonymous complaints detailing abuses in federal prisons where immigrants are being held are on the rise. Dozens of cases of scabies and chicken pox have been reported in the federal prison of Victorville, California, where more than 600 undocumented people are jailed. Francisco Cuevas reports for Noticiero Telemundo: […]

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Central American leaders Meet to Plan Reunification of Separated Families and Campaign to Warn Migrants of the Dangers of Violating US Immigration Laws

This meeting followed a series of commitments assumed by the Presidents of the Republics of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras resulting from the official visit of the Vice President of the U.S., Mike Pence to Guatemala on June 28th to discuss regional interest in migration and security. […]

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What are the challenges and opportunities facing military families and the best methods to support them?

The Committee on The Well-being of Military Families convened this past April 2018 at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. for its 2nd meeting; an information-gathering session on the challenges and opportunities facing military families and the best methods to support them. Several of the panelists […]

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“We are with you and we will fight for your rights, #NoEstánSolos,” Minister of Foreign Affairs, Guatemala.

Nasario Jacinto Carrillo faces the fight of his life. On May 16th, the US Border Patrol snatched Filomena Jacinto Velasquez-his 5-year-old daughter from his arms- after they crossed the US-Mexico border. Jacinto had migrated to the U.S. on May 7 with the intention of offering better living conditions […]

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Babies in detention centers and parents deported without them. How will reunification take place?

Lourdes de Leon and her son, Leo Jean Carlo De Leon Lopez, 6, in happier times. They were both detained by US authorities and separated. Lourdes signed a deportation order to Guatemala after being told it would speed up reunification. Leo remains detained in New York. Lourdes is desperate to reunite with him. She was … Continue reading Babies in detention centers and parents deported without them. How will reunification take place?

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“You Cannot Separate me from My Children!”A Mother & Father Detail Separation from Their Children at the Border

Photo credit: Associated Press. A migrant father and child, who traveled with the annual caravan of Central American migrants, rest waiting for access to request asylum in the US-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico ***************************** While the Trump administration stated that their policy is to only separate families when that […]

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