ABA, Apr. 1, 2021
"Five legal experts will explain the latest influx of unaccompanied migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a webinar April 9 hosted by the American Bar Association Commission on Immigration .
The free program, which starts...
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 17, 2021
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), located within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces a temporary exception from expulsion for unaccompanied...
ABA, Feb. 12, 2021
"The American Bar Association today joined a lawsuit challenging federal government actions that effectively prevent many unaccompanied children who have suffered persecution and abuse in their home countries from securing all...
Ed Pilkington, The Guardian, Feb. 8, 2021
"US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) deported at least 72 people to Haiti on Monday, including a two-month-old baby and 21 other children, in an apparent flagrant breach of the Biden administration’s...
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (MA-07), Dec. 8, 2020
"“It seems the Immigration Court could be ordering children removed from the United States for failure to comply with orders that are unjustifiable and, in many cases, inapplicable to the...
Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 8, 2020
"The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for...
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...