Timeline for entries tagged “Family Separation”

A chronology of events related to U.S. border governance and migration

February 25, 2021

Lawyers are still trying to locate the parents of 506 children (down from 611 a month ago) separated under the Zero-Tolerance Policy, according to a recent court filing. 

Tags: Family Separation

January 27, 2021

The Justice Department released a memo rescinding the “zero-tolerance policy” introduced by the Trump administration in 2018. This policy required the maximum number of people apprehended crossing the border between ports of entry to be prosecuted criminally for illegal entry. It resulted in the widely condemned separation of families, as parents were prosecuted and their children taken from them.

Tags: Border and Migration Politics, Family Separation

May 21, 2020

  • Amnesty International releases a report on family separations throughout the border closure due to the pandemic. It focuses on three “family residential centers” in the United States: the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania, the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas, and the Karnes County Residential Center in Karnes City, Texas.

Tags: Detention, Family Separation, Human Rights, Migration