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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“Minors, 12-14 years old, have partners who triple their age. Epidemic teen pregnancy is on the rise in Honduras.”

Honduras is the second country in Latin America with the highest number of teen pregnancies, states the Honduran press, La Prensa. The newspaper has been documenting an epidemic in teen pregnancies on the rise.  Lack of communication between parents and children is one of the reasons identified as […]

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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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“I plan on breaking the mold for how traditional politics have operated in Mexico.” President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador outlines his 50 Points to combat corruption.

    President-elect, Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the 50 guidelines that will govern the public service administration and eliminate corruption when Obrador assumes his role as President of Mexico: “I plan on breaking the mold for how traditional politics have operated in Mexico.” 50 Puntos:  The law […]

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“In The Last Years, Teaching Has Become One Of The Most Dangerous Jobs In Honduras.” Teachers flood offices requesting transfers.

Anxiety and depression among teachers in Honduras are on the rise, reports El Heraldo. Psychologists and doctors in Honduras have reported a rise in complaints of anxiety, depression, and insomnia from teachers who fear going to work because they teach in areas considered high risk for gang activity. […]

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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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“To Live Happily in Honduras is a Child’s Right.” Honduras campaigns to stop Child Migration to the US.

“Thousands of Hondurans emigrate every year in search of work and opportunities abroad and go through the worst difficulties. That’s why we are working to help them and to guarantee that they receive the best attention from our consulates. I propose that we build a single Honduras for […]

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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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