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Migrant children tell of life without parents in immigration detention

“Still, some elements of these detention centres seem universally shared, whether they are in northern Illinois or South Texas” writes Miriam Jordan for independent.co.uk. She was sent to a shelter in South Texas — one of more than 100 government-contracted detention facilities for migrant children around the country that are a rough blend of boarding school, day care centre and medium security lockup. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Here is Paul Manafort’s mug shot after being booked at new detention center

“A mugshot of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort emerged on social media Thursday after he was booked at a detention facility closer to the lawyers defending him in his two upcoming federal trials” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Manafort is also facing charges in Washington, D.C., where a federal judge ordered him to be sent to jail in June after he was indicted on additional allegations of witness tampering.The charges stem from special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia investigation. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Trump blasts migrants as courts reject detention policies

“That’s the solution,” Trump told reporters at the White House a day after a U.S. federal judge rejected long-term detention of illegal immigrant children” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pushed back against court rulings against his administration’s migrant detention policies, saying immigrants should not come to the United States illegally.On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles dismissed the U.S. Justice Department’s request to allow long-term detention for children who entered the United States illegally. Source: 95kqds.com Share…

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Federal judge rejects Trump’s request to allow long-term detention of immigrant kids

“A US federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a key part of President Donald Trump’s executive order to end the separation of immigrant families” writes Andrew Hay for businessinsider.com. In a ruling in federal court in California, Judge Dolly Gee turned down a US Justice Department motion to modify a 1997 settlement to allow the government to keep underage migrants in detention alongside their parents. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Judge rejects Trump request for long-term detention of immigrant children

“(Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s request to allow long-term detention of illegal immigrant children, a legal setback for President Donald Trump’s push to detain immigrant families taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. A judge in a different case in San Diego ordered the government last month to reunite the families it had separated.Gee called the administration’s request for relief from the Flores agreement “a cynical attempt… to shift responsibility to the judiciary for over 20 years…

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Immigrant mothers were reportedly whisked out of sight when the Homeland Security secretary made a secretive trip to a detention facility

“The Port Isabel detention facility, one of several Nielsen toured last Friday, has become the “primary facility” to house immigrant parents who are being deported, according to the Homeland Security department” writes Michelle Mark for businessinsider.com. Associated Press/Evan Vucci More than 60 immigrant women were forced outdoors into a secluded soccer field for two hours while Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen toured a South Texas detention facility last Friday, The Intercept reported. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policy still violates fundamental human rights laws

“Unlawful prosecution and detention policies are alive and well” writes Jeffrey Davis for businessinsider.com. Another treaty that protects those caught up in the Trump administration’s immigration policies is the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.The US currently has more than 10,000 children detained, who currently spend an average of 56 days in detention centers, according to The Washington Post. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Cities Cut Government Contracts for Immigrant Detention as Protests Grow

“And in Alexandria, Virginia, authorities put an end to a deal allowing ICE to house immigrant children in a juvenile detention center” reports nytimes.com. Local governments around the United States are starting to sever lucrative ties with federal immigration entities amid growing discomfort with the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Source: nytimes.com Share This:

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US freezes ‘zero tolerance’ migrant policy as family detention centres hit capacity

“He insisted the White House’s zero tolerance policy toward illegal entry remained intact” writes Our Foreign Staff for telegraph.co.uk. The Trump administration has scaled back a key element of its zero-tolerance immigration policy amid a global uproar over the separation of more than 2,300 migrant families, halting the practice of turning over parents to prosecutors for charges of illegally entering the country. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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