• Audio of Children Detained at Border Stokes Rage Over Separation

    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papá! Papá!” one child is heard weeping in the audio file […]

  • Photos: Hundreds of Children Wait in Border Patrol Facility in South Texas

    Photos released by the United States Customs and Border Protection agency show children using foil-like sheets as blankets as well as cage-like structures inside of a South Texas Border Patrol immigration processing center. The McAllen facility, known as Ursula, has separate wings for unaccompanied children, adults who are by themselves, and mothers and fathers who […]

  • 1,995 children separated from families at border under ‘zero tolerance’ policy

    The Trump administration separated 1,995 children from 1,940 adults between April 19 and May 31, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. The administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, which was announced by the Department of Justice in April, separates children from their parents or legal guardians because the adults have been referred to DHS […]

  • Sessions cites Bible in defense of breaking up families, blames migrant parents

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday offered a full-throated defense of the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the border, saying that having kids does not give migrants immunity from prosecution — and found justification for his policies in the Bible. Sessions — who last month announced a “zero tolerance policy” to criminally […]

  • Trump admin will house migrant kids in tents in Tornillo, Texas

    The Trump administration has selected Tornillo, Texas, for the construction of tents to house the overflow of immigrant children, many of whom have been separated from their parents under a new “zero tolerance” policy, according to three sources familiar with the decision. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will erect a “tent city,” […]

  • Trump admin: Parents must be fingerprinted to get back migrant kids

    In an effort to crack down on illegal immigration by minors, the Trump administration will soon require fingerprints from parents coming to claim their migrant children from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), according to senior administration officials. Previously, parents had been exempt from inputting their fingerprints into a system that would determine whether they have a […]

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