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Senate Democrats unveil bill to reunite immigrant families ‘immediately’


Senators say measure would return 2,600 children to their parents as it seeks to overcome hurdles to reunification process

Democratic senators on Tuesday unveiled a new family reunification bill that they said would “immediately” reunite the 2,600 immigrant children still separated from their parents as a result of the White House’s zero-tolerance enforcement policy.

“We as a country are better than this,” Senator Kamala Harris, a sponsor of the bill, said at a press conference. “We should not be playing politics with the lives of these children – these young children and their families.”

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/17/us-immigration-family-separations-democrats-bill

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Officials admit they may have separated family – who might be US citizens – for up to a year


ACLU calls revelation ‘horrific’ and blames administration’s poor execution of family separation policy

The Department of Justice told a federal judge Tuesday that it may have mistakenly separated a father and toddler who could both be US citizens for as long as a year, in the process of enforcing the Trump administration zero-tolerance immigration policy.

Related: Trump forced to reinstate ‘catch and release’ after court defeats

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/11/us-immigration-family-separations-doj-us-citizens

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Occupy Ice: protest camps expand across US amid calls to shutter agency


Activists target Ice facilities in cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia: ‘We’ll be here as long as we can’

Occupy Ice protests have spread across the US, with new occupations and encampments growing outside federal immigration facilities in San Francisco and Philadelphia this week.

The demonstrations against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) are escalating as progressive activists and some Democrats are calling for the abolition of the federal agency carrying out the Trump administration’s xenophobic agenda and widely condemned deportation machine.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/03/occupy-ice-protests-immigration-families

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Chrissy Teigen tells anti-Trump march she's 'proud to be a daughter of an immigrant'


‘Making America greater most definitely doesn’t mean turning asylum-seekers away or kidnapping their kids to turn them away from coming here’

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/chrissy-teigen-trump-immigration-families-belong-together-protest-zero-tolerance-a8426291.html

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Texas Protesters March to Federal Courthouse Where Migrants Are Being Prosecuted in Mass Trials

S5 brownsville protest2Thursday’s Families Belong Together rally at the federal courthouse in Brownsville, Texas, culminated with people marching across the street to the federal courthouse, where migrants apprehended under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy have been prosecuted in mass trials.

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2018/6/29/texas_protesters_march_to_federal_courthouse

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Judge orders US to reunite families separated at border within 30 days


Federal ruling also prevents officials splitting up families who crossed the US-Mexico border illegally

US immigration agents can no longer separate immigrant parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally and must work to reunite those families that had been split up in custody, a federal judge has ruled.

The US district court judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego on Tuesday granted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed over family separations.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/27/us-immigration-must-reunite-families-separated-at-border-federal-judge-rules