THE LATEST: Hundreds Of Families Remain Separated, New Bipartisan Report Faults Trump For Mistreatme
August 16, 2018
New numbers reveal that, as of yesterday, hundreds of children still remain separated from their parents as a result of Trump’s cruel family separation policy. Now, a new bipartisan Senate study faults the Trump administration for not properly caring for these children and making the crisis that Trump created even worse. Here’s the latest:
According to numbers released by the Trump administration yesterday, hundreds of children remain separated from their parents, and the majority of of those parents have already been deported or are missing.
MSNBC’s Jacob Soboroff: “In filing to provide updated plan about still-separated families, Trump administration gave incorrect stats, it said in court Friday. Latest: – 559 kids still separated. – 386 have parents already deported. – 26 have parents missing.”
A bipartisan Senate study faults the Trump administration for not properly caring for the children they forcibly separated from their parents and found Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ policy is worsening the safety of detained minors.
Associated Presst: “The 52-page study said no federal agency takes responsibility for making sure children aren’t abused or used in human trafficking once the government places them with sponsors, who sometimes aren’t their parents or close relatives. Immigration judges are ordering the deportation of growing proportions of these children partly because the government does little to ensure they get to court, and officials haven’t provided sufficient mental health services for some of them, the report said.”
Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda has tripled arrests of immigrants without a criminal record.
NBC News: “Federal arrests of undocumented immigrants with no criminal record have more than tripled under President Donald Trump and may still be accelerating, according to an NBC News analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data from his first 14 months in office.”
The Trump administration continues to try and make it even more difficult for immigrants to legally obtain citizenship.
Associated Press: “Federal immigration agencies have launched a coordinated campaign to arrest and deport immigrants seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage, according to documents released this week in a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union. The documents, which include depositions and correspondence from federal officials, show the extent to which officials for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have been coordinating with their counterparts at Immigration and Customs Enforcement to facilitate arrests at citizenship offices in New England.”