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Most children, parents separated at US-Mexican border reunited: court filing

The government did not say in the call or in its court filing how many of those parents were deported

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Malala slams Trump’s child separation policy

Malala was visiting Rio de Janeiro to kick off the expansion of her education charity, the Malala Fund, into Latin America, starting with Brazil

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US government reunites 522 children removed under ‘zero tolerance’

The US Homeland Security Department said late Saturday the government has reunited 522 children separated from adults as part of a “Zero Tolerance” initiative and plans to reunite another 16 children over the next 24 hours. The department said in a statement US Customs and Border Protection expects a small number of children separated for…

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US Navy planning new camps to support immigration crackdown: report

The US Navy plans to build sprawling detention centers for tens of thousands of immigrants on remote bases in support of President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy against unlawful migration, a report said Friday. According to a draft memo obtained by Time magazine, the navy plans to build “temporary and austere” tent cities to house…

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At US border, children ‘cry and scream’ for mothers

Children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border “cry and scream” for their mothers, reaching out for them through the chain-link pens where they are being held, a pediatrician who has visited several Texas processing centers said in an interview. Marsha Griffin, who has monitored conditions on the Texas border with Mexico for a…

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Trump orders halt to family separations

President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community. The spectacular about-face comes after more than 2,300 children were stripped from their parents and adult relatives after illegally…

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Pope criticizes Trump administration policy on migrant family separation

Pope Francis has criticized the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the Mexican border, saying populism is not the answer to the world’s immigration problems. Speaking to Reuters, the Pope said he supported recent statements by US Catholic bishops who called the separation of children from their parents “contrary to our Catholic values”…

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