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April 2019

Is there room for asylum seekers in the U.S.?

CBS News, April 30, 2019

As Trump eyes more family detention, experts say it puts kids at risk

PRI, April 24, 2019

Immigration detention centers nearly empty as Trump claims border crisis

The Guardian, April 23, 2019

What NY Law Students Are Learning From Asylum Seekers

New York Law Journal, April 11, 2019

White House effort to change "20 day rule" for migrant detention faces tough odds, lawyers say

CBS News, April 10, 2019

Lawyers Blast ‘Hostility’ in Texas Immigration Court

Courthouse News Service, April 4, 2019

Lawyers slam 'Wild West' atmosphere in Texas immigration court

CNN, April 3, 2019

Complaint: El Paso immigration judges violate due process

Associated Press, April 3, 2019

Complaint alleges 'culture of hostility' toward migrants in El Paso immigration court

The Hill, April 3, 2019

Migrants face 'culture of hostility' in El Paso court, lawyers say; claim judge calls it the 'Bye-Bye Place'

Fox News, April 3, 2019

Complaint alleges misconduct by El Paso immigration judges, culture of hostility

El Paso Times, April 3, 2019

Complaint: El Paso immigration judges violate due process

KRWG, April 3, 2019

March 2019

Detention Inc.: Trump’s Immigrant Crackdown Means Big Money for Private Prisons, Including Three in San Antonio’s Backyard

San Antonio Current, March 12, 2019

Brookline’s Ilana Greenstein advocates for immigrants

Brookline Wicked Local, March 12, 2019

Trump's Proposed Budget Calls for More Immigrant Detention

Voice of America, March 12, 2019

16 babies were detained by ICE in the last 2 weeks.

AJ+, March 4, 2019

12 detained babies have been released from ICE custody in Dilley, Texas

CBS News, March 4, 2019

How these three Utah attorneys are advocating for asylum-seekers

Deseret News, March 3, 2019

ICE Detaining 'Alarming' Number of Infants as Young as Five Months, Immigration Groups Claim

Newsweek, March 1, 2019

Immigration advocates say more infants are being held in Dilley

San Antonio Express-News, March 1, 2019

February 2019

Infants as young as 5 months old are being detained by ICE, groups claim

CBS News, February 28, 2019

At Least Nine Infants Are Being Detained By US Immigration Authorities, A Complaint Says

Buzzfeed, February 28, 2019

Immigrant Groups Demand Release of 9 Babies From ICE Detention

HuffPost, February 28, 2019

At least nine babies held in Ice detention in Texas

The Guardian, February 28, 2019

Complaint: 'Alarming increase' in number of infants being held by ICE

Arizona Republic, February 28, 2019

Immigration groups file complaint over 'alarming increase' in detained infants at Texas center

Think Progress, February 28, 2019

'Never Again' means never, and no one. That includes caged Latin American migrants

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Op-Ed), February 17, 2019

Threat of U.S. imprisonment won't deter migrant mothers protecting their children

The Guardian (Op-Ed), February 11, 2019

CLINIC, partners want end to 'remain in Mexico' policy for asylum-seekers

National Catholic Reporter, February 8, 2019

Hispanic lawmakers call for answers on policy of keeping asylum-seekers in Mexico

The Hill, February 7, 2019

January 2019

The US detention center where sick children receive ‘the bare minimum'

The Guardian, January 17, 2019

Commentary: Like the early Latter-day Saints, the cause of asylum-seekers is just. What can we do for them?

Salt Lake Tribune (Op-Ed), January 13, 2019

Cornell Law Students Go To Border To Help Mothers, Children Seeking Asylum

WSKG, January 11, 2019

Stories from the border: The women asylum seekers I met need protection, not barriers

USA Today (Op-Ed), January 7, 2019

Beyond the fight over the wall, the human cost mounts

Charlotte Observer (Op-Ed), January 7, 2019

December 2018

Judge: Honduran mother can't be deported without daughter

Associated Press, December 24, 2018

Local attorneys assemble team to spend holidays helping asylum seekers

South Bend Tribune, December 21, 2018

A court ruling may allow migrant families to be held indefinitely

Texas Tribune, December 10, 2018

Government has duty to follow law on immigration

Columbus Dispatch (Op-Ed), December 8, 2018

November 2018

Donald Trump's 'asylum ban' highlights dysfunctional US Congress, November 21, 2018

Amnistía Internacional lidera campaña para frenar la detención de niños y familias

La Opinion, November 20, 2018

“Estamos desesperados”: 115 días atrapados en un limbo migratorio en Texas

El Pais, November 15, 2018

October 2018

More Than 150 Families Separated at the Border Remain Locked Up in Texas

Texas Observer, October 31, 2018

I crossed the border seeking safety. Instead, they took my daughter away.

Washington Post (Op-Ed), October 25, 2018

Reunited Families Grow Desperate In Texas Family Detention Centers

Texas Public Radio, October 25, 2018

The Awful Things I Saw and Heard at the Border

Daily Beast (Op-Ed), October 12, 2018

“In Any Other Judicial System, the Government Cannot Just Take Away Your Kid”

Mother Jones, October 11, 2018

Organization provides pro bono legal services to immigrant families in Dilley detention center

KSAT, October 10, 2018

Letters Reveal Pain from Forced Family Separations

HLN, October 1, 2018

September 2018

Mid-Missourian shares stories of asylum-seekers

KOMU8, September 18, 2018

A week in Dilley: Annapolis alderman, local attorneys volunteer at a Texas detention center

Capital Gazette, September 14, 2018

The Family-Separation Crisis Is Not Over

The Nation, September 6, 2018

ICE accused of “extreme coercive tactics” to deport parents of separated children

Univision, September 1, 2018

August 2018

Complaint: US officials coerced migrants to sign documents

Associated Press, August 23, 2018

Texas AP Daybook:

Parents Were 'Coerced' To Waive Reunification Rights With Children, Complaint Says

NPR, August 23, 2018

Abuse of Children Is Illegal, Even If the President Is Responsible

Bloomberg, August 23, 2018

U.S. Immigration officers coerced separated parents to sign documents, complaint says

El Paso Times, August 23, 2018

DHS Urged To Investigate Coercion Against Immigrants

Law 360, August 23, 2018

New Complaint Accuses ICE of Threatening Undocumented Parents Into Signing Deportation Papers or Never Seeing Their Kids Again

Slate, August 23, 2018

Immigration Agents Told Parents They Must Agree To Deportation Or Never See Their Children Again

Buzzfeed, August 23, 2018

Immigrant parents who gave up their kids were punished, threatened, and degraded, new report says

VICE, August 23, 2018

Rights Groups Claim Families Coerced During Separation Process

Courthouse News, August 23, 2018

Presunto matrimonio arreglado mantiene en limbo legal la herencia de un inmigrante indocumentado

Univision, August 23, 2018

Immigrants coerced to sign documents, complaint charges

Albuquerque Journal, August 23, 2018

Complaint filed against Homeland Security for pressuring separated parents to self deport

KFOX 14, August 23, 2018

DHS coerced undocumented immigrants into signing away reunification with their kids, per lawyers

Think Progress, August 23, 2018

'Killed me little by little.' Family detention left lasting scars for one mother and son

LA Times, August 19, 2018

Almost all asylum-seeking families show up for court, report finds

San Diego Union-Tribune, August 17, 2018

Inside a Texas Detention Facility for Immigrant Families

Wall Street Journal, August 10, 2018

Judge threatens to hold Jeff Sessions in contempt

CBS News, August 10, 2018

How Trump’s Family Separation Policy Has Affected Parents

PBS Frontline, August 2, 2018

Sudbury attorney volunteers for detained immigrants

MetroWest Daily News, August 6, 2018

University of Akron and International Institute Train Attorneys For Immigration Cases

WKSU, August 2, 2018

July 2018

Advocates Say Immigrant Children Separated From Their Parents Spoke Of Being Kicked By Guards

Buzzfeed, July 28, 2018

Guards At A Family Detention Refused To Take Her Son To The Doctor. Then He Started Convulsing.

HuffPost, July 26, 2018

Jeff Sessions Has Been Targeting Asylum-Seekers Fleeing Domestic Violence. It’s Been “Devastating.”

Mother Jones, July 26, 2018

ACLU: Separated parents were forced to sign paperwork they can't read

The Hill, July 25, 2018

'Incredibly chaotic': Trump administration scrambles to reunite migrant families as deadline looms

NBC, July 24, 2018

Welcome To The Next Big Court Battle Over Trump’s Immigration Policies

Talking Points Memo, July 24, 2018

Some migrant parents may not reunite with children for years, experts warn

The Guardian, July 24, 2018

Reunited Immigrant Families Still Face Challenges

Courthouse News, July 24, 2018

Judge to consider how quickly families can be deported after reunification

San Diego Union Tribune, July 24, 2018

Is ICE pressuring separated parents to sign deportation documents to reunite with kids?

Arizona Republic (USA Today Network)

More than 1,000 migrant parents reunited with their children, but 463 deported

Southern California News Group, July 24, 2018

Deadline Approaches For Family Reunification

KERA News, July 24, 2018

Family detention is not the answer to family separation. It's a failure and a disgrace.

USA Today (Op-Ed), July 23, 2018

June 2018

There’s a Better, Cheaper Way to Handle Immigration

New York Times (Op-Ed), June 22, 2018

Trump wants permission to lock up immigrant families indefinitely

VICE News, June 21, 2018

Alderman Marc Rodriguez, Annapolis attorneys to assist asylum seekers in Texas

Capital Gazette, June 21, 2018

Here's How to Help Immigrant Families Who Have Been Separated at the Border

Glamour, June 20, 2018

DHS Deporting Women Without Asking If They’re Afraid to Go Home, Advocate Says

Daily Beast, June 20, 2018

Who is seeking asylum at the southern U.S. border?

Fox 5, June 20, 2018

Some immigrant families have long been allowed to stay together

Houston Chronicle, June 20, 2018

How to help families separated at the U.S. border

Metro, June 19, 2018

What do detainees need most? Attorneys, say immigration groups.

WUSA 9, June 19, 2018

East Sacramento Moms Offer Help At Border As Remote Translators

CBS Sacramento, June 19, 2018

How you can help families separated at the border

WUSA9, June 18, 2018

Deaths in ICE Detention Reflect ‘Systemic Failure’: Complaint

Crime Report, June 13, 2018

Critics denounce Sessions' move to restrict asylum for domestic and gang violence victims

NBC, June 12, 2018

Mom and 4 children forced to separate after seeking asylum in US

CNN, June 5, 2018

May 2018

This Is Why Trump's Forced Separation Policy Doesn't Work

Daily Beast (Op-Ed), May 29, 2018

Immigrant women, children abused by gangs need our protection

The Hill (Op-Ed), May 24, 2018

Families will be separated under 'zero-tolerance' border enforcement policy, AG Sessions

KVAL, May 14, 2018

April 2018

Hanover Native Plays a Role on Front Line of Immigration Conflict

Valley News, April 6, 2018

New performance metrics for immigration judges focus on higher volume, speedier decisions

San Diego Union Tribune, April 5, 2018

Trump orders judges to hurry up; here's what the public rarely sees in Seattle and Tacoma immigration courts

Seattle Times, April 5, 2018

Jeff Sessions Wants to Impose Quotas on Immigration Judges. Here's Why That's a Bad Idea.

Mother Jones, April 5, 2018

March 2018

ICE Will Now Detain Pregnant Women Because of President Trump's Executive Order

TIME, March 30, 2018

ICE no longer exempting pregnant women from detention

ABC, March 30, 2018

ICE to hold more pregnant women in immigration detention

USA Today, March 29, 2018

ICE Ends Policy Of Presuming Release For Pregnant Detainees

Huffington Post, March 29, 2018

ICE Now Detaining Pregnant Women, Thanks to Trump Order

Daily Beast, March 29, 2018

ICE will no longer release pregnant immigrants from detention

VICE News, March 29, 2018

New ICE policy makes detention more likely for pregnant women

San Diego Union Tribune, March 29, 2018

ICE already detains pregnant women, and now it wants to detain even more

Daily Kos, March 29, 2018

February 2018

Las mujeres y niños que cruzan la frontera en busca de asilo

The Chicago Tribune, February 8, 2018

December 2017

Trump administration considering family separation policy for asylum seekers

The Independent, December 23, 2017

'Beyond the Pale': Outcry as Trump Administration Considers Separating Immigrant Families at Border

Common Dreams, December 22, 2017

Trump Administration Considers Separating Families to Combat Illegal Immigration

New York Times, December 21, 2017

To curb illegal border crossings, Trump administration weighs new measures targeting families

Washington Post, December 21, 2017

Our government must stop separating asylum-seeking families

USA Today (Op-Ed), December 21, 2017  

Complaint Accuses DHS Of Increasingly Separating Families At The Border

Buzzfeed, December 12, 2017 

Denuncian que La Migra separa un número “alarmante” de familias inmigrantes una vez llegan a EEUU

El Diario, December 12, 2017

November 2017

A Growing Lawyer ‘Army’ Is Banding Together to Protect Immigrants

The Nation, November 23, 2017

Amid Immigration Crackdown, Cities Step In With Free Legal Aid

Huffpost, November 9, 2017
Also published in Governing

October 2017

Complaint Says Detention Not Providing Adequate Care to Pregnant Immigrants

San Diego Union Tribune, October 14, 2017

Pregnant Immigrants Say They’ve Been Denied Medical Care in Detention Centers

The Nation, October 12, 2017

September 2017

ICE Not Following Its Own Rules on Releasing Pregnant People

Rewire, September 28, 2017 

June 2017

Entrenarán nuevos voluntarios legales en defensa contra deportación

La Opinión, June 20, 2017