Advocacy groups like the UndocuBlack Network framed the Trump administration's decision as simply putting Somalis on an "18-month notice."
U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw, who issued the court order requiring separated families be reunited, said in a Tuesday status conference that the deadlines in place are "firm deadlines" and not "aspirational goals."
Under this administration, calls to keep families together can be used to justify family detention, according to advocates. For those seeking to prevent human rights abuses against immigrant communities, the demands must be more far-reaching and reflect experiences that extend beyond what is happening at the border.
In granting the preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty observed that the policy was "at the zenith of impermissible agency actions.”
Family separation is a devastating American tradition. And now migrant children will be lost in a system where there is no plan to reunite them with parents or guardians.
‘The Oppressive Regime We’re Now Living Under’: A Q&A With Two Immigration Attorneys Seeking Justice for ‘Jane Doe’
Rewire.News recently spoke with Brigitte Amiri and Rochelle Garza about the SCOTUS ruling in Azar v. Garza, what permanent relief for migrants in ORR custody might look like, and the retaliation immigration lawyers face under the Trump administration.
It is “a slap in the face [to] everyone with a valid asylum claim who was relying on decades of legal precedent to file those claims,” one attorney told Rewire.News.
During his testimony, Azar spoke on a number of issues, ranging from the global gag rule on abortion to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency within HHS tasked with providing care to immigrant minors in federal immigration custody.
"The broader context of his story illustrates the invisibility of Black LGBTQ immigrants in detention and in the anti-deportation movement, and there is erasure of the needs of Afro Latinx communities."
#WhereAreTheChildren Showed Progressives Didn’t Learn Anything About Immigration From the Obama Administration
One woman who was deported during the Obama administration told Rewire.News she found it frustrating that so many liberal-identified people were willing to acknowledge the inhumane treatment of immigrant families as long as it was being tied to Trump.
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