Tag: 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