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    Fathers separated from children at border join other families in formal complaint

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    Several nonprofits filed a complaint earlier this month with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security documenting at least 15 cases of asylum-seeking families split apart and sent to different detention facilities. Not all of the cases described in the complaint are indicative of a policy change, but circumstances in some of the cases suggest that the new proposal is already having an effect.

    [OP-ED]: Happy New Year? Really?

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    Somehow the usual “Happy New Year” wishes sound hollow and make little sense this time around.

    Department of Homeland Security could separate immigrant families illegally crossing the border

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    The Department of Homeland Security is considering a new measure that would send immigrant children to one detention center and their parents to another while they wait to see if they’ll be admitted into the U.S. as refugees, or sent back home.

    Trump Administration Considers Tearing Families Apart In New Immigration Crackdown

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    Advocacy groups decried the possible measure. “Formalizing a policy of forcibly separating families seeking asylum in the U.S. is inhumane, traumatic, and unnecessary and will not make America any safer,” said Michelle Brané, director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women’s Refugee Commission.

    Trump administration considering family separation policy for asylum seekers

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    The policy could have devastating effects on children, immigrant groups say.

    Trump Administration Considers Separating Families to Combat Illegal Immigration

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    The Trump administration is considering a new policy that would separate parents from their children when families are caught entering the country illegally, according to officials who have been briefed on the plans. The forceful move is meant to discourage border crossings, but immigrant groups have denounced it as draconian and inhumane.

    Our government must stop separating asylum-seeking families

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    ICE and the Department of Homeland Security are teaming up to tear apart families. We're doing something about it.

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    Federal Investigation Finds 'Significant Issues' At Immigrant Detention Centers

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    Immigrants detained at four large centers used by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are subject to inhumane treatment, given insufficient hygiene supplies and medical care, and provided potentially unsafe food, according to a federal report.

    ‘Will They Take Me, Too?’

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    More than a thousand children are counting on Nora Sandigo to become their guardian if their undocumented parents are deported. How many of those promises will she now have to keep?

    Denuncian que administración Trump está separando a niños de sus padres solicitantes de asilo en frontera

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    Una tendencia alarmante a lo largo de la frontera de Estados Unidos con México se habría intensificado en el último año: la práctica de separar a los niños inmigrantes de sus padres a manos de los funcionarios de inmigración de los EE.UU.

    Complaint Accuses DHS Of Increasingly Separating Families At The Border

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    “Forcibly separating vulnerable women, children, and families at the US border is both unnecessary and un-American,” said Katharina Obser a senior policy adviser with the Women’s Refugee Commission. “The current practice of family separation, as documented in the complaint, does not make America any safer, but instead punishes those who are fleeing violence and lawfully seeking access to protection.”

    Immigration-rights advocates say Homeland Security is using minors as 'bait'

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    The complaint is on behalf of the approximately 400 people arrested this summer in an Immigration and Customs Enforcement effort that the groups allege used unaccompanied minors as bait: When parents and other relatives came forward to sponsor children who would otherwise be kept in detention centers, they were arrested and detained.

    When Immigration Detention Means Losing Your Kids

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    About five million children in the United States have an undocumented parent. These families have always been at risk of separation if the parents are detained, but expanded immigration enforcement actions under the Trump administration may increase that risk.

    UN evacuates staff as Yemen crisis worsens, threatens women, girls

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    The United Nations Population Fund has evacuated part of its team from Yemen, in another sign of the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

    Putting Children at Risk When a Parent Is Detained

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    As Arrests Surge, Immigrants Fear Even Driving” (front page, Nov. 26) shines a spotlight on the nightmare that is life for immigrants under the Trump administration.

    Advocates make progress on access to safe abortion in humanitarian crises

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    Earlier this month, representatives from the Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises, or AWG, which includes U.N. agencies and civil society groups, gathered in Greece to discuss a range of issues, including revising the field manual for aid workers providing reproductive health services in the initial phase of a humanitarian crisis.

    Gobierno de Trump intensifica separación de familias migrantes en la frontera

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    Alegan que lo que antes era una práctica ocasional, ahora es algo "sistemático", que se traduce en arresto a los migrantes y separación de los hijos de los padres con cualquier excusa. En algunos casos, el gobierno presenta cargos penales contra los padres.

    Trump moves to end 'catch and release', prosecuting parents and removing children who cross border

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    "There aren't mechanisms in place to systematically allow a parent or child to locate one another once they have been separated," said Katharina Obser, a program officer at the commission who co-authored the study. "Family members lose track of each other."

    Gehörlos: Hazratullah lernte erst mit 18, sich zu verständigen

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    Laut der Women's Refugee Commission hatten 13 Millionen der weltweit 66 Millionen Geflüchteten im Jahr 2016 Behinderungen. Die Zahl jener, die in humanitären Krisen aufrund von Behinderung besondere Unterstützung benötigen, ist also relativ hoch. 

    Immigrant Father Says The Border Patrol Took His Infant Son And Won't Tell Him Where He Is

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    Salvadoran Jose Demar Fuentes said he expected to be sent to a family detention center with his son when he requested asylum at the US border. That's not what happened.