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Trump calls for deportation without due process rights

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President Trump's suggestion that immigrants crossing illegally into the U.S. should not get due process is getting major pushback from lawmakers and immigration advocates. MSNBC Legal Analyst Mimi Rocah and Michelle Brane, Director of Migrants Rights and Justice for the Women's Refugee Commission, join Andrea Mitchell to discuss.

[WATCH] Trump calls for deportation without due process rights

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President Trump's suggestion that immigrants crossing illegally into the U.S. should not get due process is getting major pushback from lawmakers and immigration advocates. MSNBC Legal Analyst Mimi Rocah and Michelle Brane, Director of Migrants Rights and Justice for the Women's Refugee Commission, join Andrea Mitchell to discuss.

Plan to Build More Family Detention Centers Would Cost Billions Read Newsmax: Plan to Build More Detention Centers Would Cost Billions

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Cheaper options other than detention actually exist and have been proven successful. One pilot project, called the Family Case Management Program, had a compliance rate on court appearances of 99 percent, according to a Women’s Refugee Commission study.

Running that program cost ICE only $36 a day per family ― 10 times less than locking up a single individual in family detention, but the Trump administration cancelled it last year.

Don't Be Fooled, Trump Has No Compassion for Migrant Families | Opinion

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A closer look at the executive order tells us all we need to know about the true motivation: to criminalize asylum seekers, punish parents trying to protect their children, eliminate child safety standards, and dismantle the U.S. asylum system, thereby sealing off any legal avenues for those seeking safety from violence or persecution.

Two Brazilian Boys Sue Trump Admin for Separating Them Their Fathers for Weeks

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The Women’s Refugee Commission which routinely deals with the immigration system, recently pointed out, "the government can also place families into alternative to detention (ATD) programs. Unfortunately, the government eliminated one of its most promising and cost-effective ATD programs – the Family Case Management Program (FCMP) – last year, despite the fact that it is far more appropriate for families seeking asylum than either detention or separation." 

Teenage Boy Missing After Running Away From Migrant Children’s Shelter in Texas

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Michelle Brané, the director of the migrant rights and justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, told the New York Times that shelter employees don’t have the authority to “tackle a kid and restrain them,” but when a child leaves they have to call the authorities because they’re technically in federal custody.

Dover council may take immigration action

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While family separation at the border has come under intense scrutiny since the implementation of Session’s policy, concern about family separations have pre-dated Trump. In a report produced by the Women’s Refugee Commission, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Kids in Need in Defense released in Jan. 2017, titled, “Betraying family values: How immigration policy at the United States border is separating families,” noted that family separations were on the rise at the border.

Trump’s Horrific Separation Policy Has Not Ended

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At one point in the afternoon, Michelle Brané, a lawyer with the Women’s Refugee Commission, interrupted her interview with a teenage girl to break up a squabble between two 5-year-old boys who had begun to sob. If the lone guard standing 30 feet away noticed that two of his charges had been reduced to tears, he didn’t bother to do anything.

Teenager missing after walking away from migrant children’s center in Texas

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Michelle Brané, director of the migrant rights and justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission, a research and advocacy organization, said that while groups like Southwest Key cannot act in a law enforcement capacity and lacked the authority to “tackle a kid and restrain them,” officials there must call the authorities when children leave the premises because they are technically in federal custody.

A Teenager Just Walked Out of a Holding Facility for Migrant Kids and Is Now Missing

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“If children are running away, that raises questions about the care that’s being provided,” Michelle Brané of the Women’s Refugee Commission told the Times.

ICE Wants Space to Detain Thousands More Immigrant Families

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Michelle Brane of the migrant rights and justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission explained to NewHour that less draconian methods had better results, like the "Family Case Management Program—terminated under the Trump administration—[which] compiled a perfect record of attendance by migrants at court hearings, and a 99 percent appearance record at immigration check-ins, according to a 2017 report by the Homeland Security inspector general."

This Obama-era pilot program kept asylum-seeking migrant families together. Trump canceled it.

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“It was really, really cost efficient compared to family detention or family separation,” Katharina Obser, a senior policy adviser for the Women's Refugee Commission's Migrant Rights and Justice program, said.

Administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

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“You will have children in facilities that are entirely inappropriate for children and are not meeting child welfare standards,” said Michelle Brane, director of the migrant rights and justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission. “They are trying to circumvent child welfare standards.”

Brane said there is a viable alternative: supervised release to communities around the country. The federal Family Case Management Program — terminated under the Trump administration — compiled a perfect record of attendance by migrants at court hearings, and a 99 percent appearance record at immigration check-ins, according to a 2017 report by the Homeland Security inspector general.

Pentagon asked to supply 20,000 beds at military bases for migrant children in US

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“There’s conflicting instructions being given,” Michelle Brané, from Women’s Refugee Commission, told the New York Times. “It’s another example of this administration making these big, bold policy announcements with no plan for how they are going to implement them. It’s adding to the chaos on the ground.”

Trump administration seeks to expand immigrant family detention

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“You will have children in facilities that are entirely inappropriate for children and are not meeting child welfare standards,” said Michelle Brane, director of the migrant rights and justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission. “They are trying to circumvent child welfare standards.”

Trump Administration Seeking Up to 15,000 Beds to Expand Immigrant Family Detention

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“You will have children in facilities that are entirely inappropriate for children and are not meeting child welfare standards,” said Michelle Brane, director of the migrant rights and justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission. “They are trying to circumvent child welfare standards.”

Relatives of Separated Children Are Now in ICE’s Sights

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The memorandum of agreement shows that “DHS and HHS see children as bait or suspects first, not children,” the Women’s Refugee Commission and National Immigrant Justice Center said in a June 6 background paper on the policy. “The MOA will undermine family reunification, the fundamental principle of child welfare law, by turning safe placement screening into a mechanism for immigration enforcement. This contradicts HHS’s goal of placement with the most appropriate caregiver.”

ICE Scrapped Effective Immigration Program Because It Didn’t ‘Remove’ Enough People

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“This administration terminated it, paid a fine to terminate the contract early,” said Michelle Brané, director of migrant rights and justice at the Women's Refugee Commission. “They have never answered why they terminated that program. It’s obvious they terminated it because they wanted to be able to say we have no other alternatives but to separate [families].”

Charities 'strain' to cope with US migrant chaos

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Michelle Brane, director of migrant rights and justice at the Women's Refugee Commission, said the government lacked the necessary information to connect families, not always taking down proper details when children are separated.

She summed up the situation on the ground as chaotic with "a lot of confusion, conflicting instructions and information."

Hillary Clinton Raised A Stunning Amount Of Money For Migrant Kids

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