Humane Treatment of Migrant Children and Families

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Humane Treatment of Migrant Children and Families

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Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over... Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks of that window — April 18 to May 31 — indicating that at present, an average of 45 children are being taken from their... Read More...
Between October 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, at least 2,700 children have been split from their parents. 1,995 of them were separated over the last six weeks of that window — April 18 to May 31 — indicating that at present, an average of 45 children are being taken from their parents each day. The Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment does not permit the government to forcibly take a child from her mother, without justification or even a hearing. Read less

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Reunification Deadline Missed

Although the government claims it has reunited all families except for those "impossible" for national security or other practical reasons, there is far more to be done. For those who were deported without their children, immigration officials have not even tried to contact them or facilitate their reunification by today. Their children are stranded in this country because of official actions, and yet those officials have apparently done nothing to facilitate their reunification.

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