23 July 2018

Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 2 (U.S.)

News:

These two ACLU blog posts provide updates on government actions since a federal judge ordered that children separated from their families be reunited by July 10 (for kids under age 5) or July 26 (for all other kids):
- Family Separation in Court: What You Need to Know (10 July 2018) [text]
- Inside the Family Separation Legal Drama (16 July 2018) [text]

Data:

"5 Numbers to Watch on Family Separations," PBS News Hour, 6 July 2018 [text]

Border Apprehensions of Migrant Families Have Risen Substantially So Far in 2018 (Pew Research, July 2018) [text]

New Details on Border Patrol Arrests (TRAC, June 2018) [text]

Southwest Border Migration FY2018 (U.S. Customs & Border Protection, July 2018) [text]
- See also related NBC News story and Huffington Post report.

Trump Admin’s Distorted Data Doesn’t Prove Its Cruel Border Policy Deters Migration (Just Security Blog, July 2018) [text]

Publications:

Central American Kids Come to the US Fleeing Record-high Youth Murder Rates at Home (The Conversation, July 2018) [text]

Coalition Calls for Urgent Investigation of Destruction of Records on Family Separation Crisis (Open the Government, July 2018) [text]

"Donald Trump is Ignoring the Immigration Laws That Protect Children and Families," USA Today, 17 July 2018 [text]

*"Family Reunifications: 450 Down, Roughly 1,900 to Go by Thursday," CNN, 20 July 2018 [text]

Family Separation in Court: What You Need to Know (ACLU Blog, July 2018) [text]

"A Federal Judge Ruled that the Government Must Treat These Separated Migrant Kids for PTSD," Mother Jones, 17 July 2018 [text]

Government Uses Separated Children as Leverage to Coerce Parents into Signing for Deportation (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2018) [text]

Homeland Security Advisory Council Members Resign over Family Separations: Report (The Hill, July 2018) [text]
- The texts of the resignation and additional letters can be accessed here.

*"Immigrant Parents Face a Dilemma: Will Making an Asylum Claim Make it Harder to Reunite with Their Kids?," New Yorker, 20 July 2018 [text]

"Parents are Struggling to Reclaim Their Children from the Office of Refugee Resettlement," New Yorker, 5 July 2018 [text]

The Trump Administration is Funneling Money from Health Programs to Fund Its Family Separation Policy (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2018) [text]

Trump Administration Misses the First Deadline to Reunite Children with Parents (Immigration Impact Blog, July 2018) [text]

"Trump Closed Little-known Door for Family Reunification, Leaving Refugees Stranded," Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2018 [text]

Zero-Tolerance Criminal Prosecutions: Punishing Asylum Seekers and Separating Families (Human Rights First, July 2018) [text]

*UPDATED

Related posts:
- Thematic Focus: Children & Families - Pt. 1 (23 July 2018)
Thematic Focus: U.S. Family Separation Round-up (30 June 2018)

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