NIJC, July 2, 2020
"A federal court has ruled that the failure of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to consider less restrictive settings before transferring unaccompanied immigrant youth to ICE detention on their 18th birthdays...
Vanessa Romo, NPR, June 26, 2020
"Citing the unrelenting spread of the coronavirus, a federal judge has ordered that all children currently held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for more than 20 days must be released by July...
ICAP, May 5, 2020
"Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Villanova Law Professor Leslie Book today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland challenging the intentional...
MALDEF, Apr. 18, 2020
"A federal court on Friday allowed two San Antonio residents, who are seeking to block a for-profit company from opening a controversial detention center for migrant children, to intervene in a lawsuit.
In February, MALDEF...
Cornell Law Prof. Ian M. Kysel writes:
"As the amicus briefs in the 9th circuit appeal in Flores rolled in, I wanted to flag one in particular on which I am co-counsel: an amicus brief by more than 125 legal scholars and non-governmental organizations...
University of California Press
"Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America, by Philip G. Schrag
About the Book
“I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the...
EOIR, Nov. 15, 2019
Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Oct. 3, 2019
"[A] joint investigation by The Associated Press and FRONTLINE has found that the Trump administration has started shifting some of the caretaking of migrant children toward the private...
Coleen Long, Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke, Associated Press, Sept. 4, 2019
"Children separated during the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy” last year, many already distressed in their home countries or by their journey...
Brian Naylor, NPR, Aug. 21, 2019
"The Trump administration has announced it is ending a federal court agreement that limits how long migrant families with children can be detained.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan outlined the...
Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 15, 2019
"In a case that dramatized the plight of children detained at the border, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide minors with adequate food, water...
ABA, July 25, 2019
"A new online platform operated by the American Bar Association and developed by a Florida technology company will match volunteer lawyers with immigrant children facing deportation in several states.
The website – Pro...
Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, July 3, 2019
"Dolly Lucio Sevier evaluated dozens of sick children at a facility in South Texas. She found evidence of infection, malnutrition, and psychological trauma."
CLINIC, July 8, 2019
"Four young asylum seekers are suing the Department of Homeland Security saying that a new policy unlawfully limits their ability to seek asylum. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the asylum applicants...
DHS Inspector General, July 2, 2019
"... During our visits to five Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande Valley, we observed serious overcrowding of UACs and families, populations defined as “at-risk” in TEDS standards (see figures...