Chaos Prevails in Immigrant Detention Centers, with Children Under 5 Still Separated From Parents

Chaos Prevails in Immigrant Detention Centers, with Children Under 5 Still Separated From Parents

In South Texas, over the last week, chaos has prevailed in immigration detention centers housing parents who were separated from their children in May and June under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” program. Maria de la Cruz Hernandez Lopez was released on bond Monday evening, just as the parent-child reunifications were beginning at the Port […]

The US Army is Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits

The US Army is Quietly Discharging Immigrant Recruits

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. The AP was unable to quantify how many men and women who enlisted through the special recruitment program have been booted from the Army, […]

“The Children Are an Afterthought”: ICE’s Workplace Raids Are Tearing Immigrant Families Apart

President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” border policy isn’t the only way immigrant families have been torn apart by his administration—Immigration and Customs Enforcement is conducting massive raids on workplaces that employ undocumented workers in factories and stores from Ohio to Tennessee, leaving hundreds of children without their parents. Advocates say they know of more than 250 children who lost at […]

An Immigrant, a Found Gun, an Accidental Shooting: Who or What is to Blame?

An Immigrant, a Found Gun, an Accidental Shooting: Who or What is to Blame?

Americana The Zarate case provides a tragic and glaring example of a common public safety lapse that, in this instance, happened to involve the participation of an immigrant. But the underlying problem would be just as serious in the complete absence of immigrants from the U.S. by Thandisizwe Chimurenga Let’s block ads! (Why?) MintPress News […]

Detained Immigrant Girl Released but Future Remains Uncertain

Detained Immigrant Girl Released but Future Remains Uncertain

You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. A 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was detained by immigration authorities after surgery has been released to her family but her future in the country remains uncertain. Federal immigration authorities released Rosa Maria Hernandez on Friday after more than a […]

Former Undocumented Immigrant Receives Prestigious Genius Award And $625k

Former Undocumented Immigrant Receives Prestigious Genius Award And $625k

“This conversation is about human rights, it’s about racial justice, it’s about the right of everyone to fulfill their dreams,” said social justice organizer Cristina Jimenez Moreta, the co-founder and executive director of United We Dream. The 33-year-old activist just became one of the 24 extraordinary “geniuses” to receive the 2017 McArthur Fellowship grant of […]