Immigration Law

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How the Trump White House misled the world about its family separation policy: Terry Gross, Fresh Air
Posted on 12 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Terry Gross, Fresh Air, Aug. 11, 2022 " The Atlantic 's Caitlin Dickerson spent 18 months filing lawsuits for documents to put together the story of the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families at the border. "The... Read More

The Secret History of Family Separation
Posted on 8 Aug 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Caitlin Dickerson, The Atlantic, August 2022 "... Trump-administration officials insisted for a whole year that family separations weren’t happening. Finally, in the spring of 2018, they announced the implementation of a separation policy... Read More

Expert: Trump's Forced Separation of Families Violated Due Process
Posted on 26 Jul 2022 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Jorge Cancino, Univision, July 26, 2022 "[T]he total number of separated families is not known and some 1,500 children (data updated in February) are still lost in a limbo that, in the opinion of experts, it is not known how it will be repaired... Read More

CLINIC on the Family Reunification Task Force
Posted on 14 Sep 2021 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michelle Mendez, CLINIC, Sept. 13, 2021 - "The Family Reunification Task Force , established in February 2021 pursuant to Executive Order 14011 seeks to bring families separated pursuant to the Trump administration’s family separation policy... Read More

House Report - Trump's Family Separation Policy: Trauma, Destruction and Chaos
Posted on 29 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

House Judiciary Committee, Oct. 29, 2020 "Today, the House Judiciary Committee released the findings of its 21-month investigation into the development and execution of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, which resulted in... Read More

Sessions, Rosenstein, Miller Targeted Migrant Children
Posted on 7 Oct 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Michael D. Shear, Katie Benner and Michael S. Schmidt, New York Times, Oct. 7, 2020 "The five U.S. attorneys along the border with Mexico, including three appointed by President Trump, recoiled in May 2018 against an order to prosecute all undocumented... Read More

Immigrant Family Separation in Northwest Juvenile Jails
Posted on 27 Aug 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

University of Washington Center for Human Rights, Apr. 22, 2020 "On April 22, 2020, three youth currently incarcerated at Cowlitz County Youth Services Center were included in a federal lawsuit seeking the release of migrant children held in US... Read More

HHS OIG Documents Family Separation SNAFU
Posted on 12 Mar 2020 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HHS OIG, Mar. 5, 2020 "Interagency communication failures and poor internal management decisions impeded the ability of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide prompt and appropriate care for separated children following... Read More

Family Separation Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed
Posted on 20 Aug 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Texas Civil Rights Project, Aug. 19, 2019 "Contact: media@texascivilrightsproject.org Read the Original Complaint here. McAllen, Texas — The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Escamilla Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the federal government... Read More

HHS OIG on Separated Children Placed in Office of Refugee Resettlement Care
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Daniel M. Kowalski

HHS OIG, Jan. 2019 "What OIG Found  In the summer of 2017, prior to the formal announcement of the zero-tolerance policy, ORR staff and officials observed a steep increase in the number of children who had been separated from a parent or guardian... Read More

From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back - Video
Posted on 18 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Video here for "the inaugural event in the series, From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back draws attention to the multiple chapters of this sordid tale. Participants Efrén Olivares of the Texas Civil Rights Project, Carlos M. García... Read More

Crimmigration Law & Policy Event: From Family Detention to Family Separation and Back (Sept. 17, 2018)
Posted on 14 Sep 2018 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Crimmigration - "When Attorney General Sessions announced the Trump administration’s family separation policy, all eyes turned to the border. In countless reports, we saw parents brought to federal courts without a clue about their children’s... Read More