Grannies Respond/Abuelas Responden: Go Granny Go!
Elisa visited a Dallas boys’ migrant detention facility. “This hit me. This could have been my father. It was like a prison. The kids were depressed. Some were suicidal. It was heartbreaking.”
Regina Schwartz: Immigration | “Loving Justice”
When we fail to respond humanely to refugees, we not only deny their vulnerability, we also deny our own.
Rebecca Gordon: The True High Crimes and Misdemeanors of Donald J. Trump
Extorting political favors from foreign leaders is bad enough, but Donald J. Trump has done so much worse…
Julia Paley: The End of Asylum?
Trump’s asylum ban and kangaroo tent courts threaten to destroy a pillar of international humanitarian law. What can we do?
Abby Zimet: The Cruelty is the Point
Sweet mother of God. Racist and cruel doesn’t begin to cover the ongoing atrocities now daily committed – coincidentally, virtually entirely against brown and black people – by the sick demons running our country.
Chard deNiord: Open Letter to the President from a Citizen, August 21, 2019
I write to you, Mr. President, from inside
the cell in which you’ve locked the country
Rebecca Gordon: How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis
Donald Trump would rather demonize desperate people than deploy the resources needed to attend to their claims in a timely way — or in any way at all.
Mario Garcia: More Central American migrants take shelter in churches, recalling 1980s sanctuary movement
To avoid arrest, thousands of Central Americans have taken shelter in churches, which U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement considers sensitive locations where officers should be hesitant to make arrests.
Karen J. Greenberg: No Fairy Tale
The Trump administration has taken a giant step in trying to abolish the very idea of human rights as a part of the country’s identity.
Video: La Madre Buena (The Good Mother)
A Mexican mother torn between her politics and pleasing her only son’s request – to have a Donald Trump piñata for his birthday party.
Aura Bogado: The US is quietly opening shelters for babies and young kids. One has 12 children and no mothers.
One of the infants is just 2 weeks old and was born in the United States, making the child a U.S. citizen in the custody of the federal refugee agency.
Video: The Office of Missing Children
Nearly 15,000 unaccompanied minors currently are detained in the U.S.; they’re held in places ranging from tent cities to trailers and shelters, some of which have a history of mistreatment, including forced drugging, sexual assault and physical abuse.
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Irina D. Manta: The government sometimes detains and deports US citizens
More than 1,500 U.S. citizens spent time in immigration detention between 2007 and 2015. In many cases, they were deported.
Abby Zimet: Never Again. Still. Really.
“When Jews say never again,” said one marcher, “We fucking mean it.”