Tag: Family Separation

February 25, 2021

February 26, 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

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

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

Southwest Border: Actions Needed to Address Fragmentation in DHS’s Processes for Apprehended Family Members

March 18, 2020

Published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on March 18, 2020.

GAO finds that when DHS components fail to share information with each other on apprehended migrant families, the Department “risks removing individuals from the country who may be eligible for relief or protection based on their family relationships.” (link at gao.gov)

Tags: Asylum, Family Separation, Organizational Culture, Processing