Locked up and in limbo: Mother takes immigration, child custody battle to court

By Ann E. Marimow and Rachel Weiner From the day he was picked up three years ago by Border Patrol agents in Texas, Dora Beltrán’s son has cycled through shelters and detention centers in five states as his mother fights to bring him home.The family’s immigration standing is not...

Research Group Predicts the Amount of Child Refugees to Enter the U.S. in 2016 – 127,000

By Claudia Balthazar (staff@latinpost.com) A research group estimated that more than 127,000 children will enter the United States in the year 2016, up from less than 100,000 unauthorized migrants that entered the U.S. in 2015, in a report released on Wednesday. The research...

Mothers In Immigrant Detention Vow To Continue Hunger Strike Until They’re Released — Or Dead

Elise Foley Mothers detained in a Pennsylvania family immigrant facility ― some for more than a year ― vow to continue a hunger strike that risks their health and potential deportation to what they say is serious danger in their native countries. Many also have joined a...

Cities increasingly turning to municipal ID cards

Mayor cites model where nonprofit, police work together By Lomi Kriel With immigration reform deadlocked and election rhetoric against it divisive, Houston and cities across the country are increasingly considering providing identification cards to immigrants and other vulnerable...

Lawsuit Forces Texas to Make It Easier for Immigrants to Get Birth Certificates for Children

A woman and her child were plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was settled with Texas agreeing to changes that would allow parents without legal immigration status to obtain birth certificates for their children born in the United States. After Nancy Hernandez gave birth to a baby...

Lawyerless child migrants caught in legal quagmire

By David Rogers Child migrants from Central America got more sympathy than help last week when the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on a landmark case testing the children’s right to counsel in deportation hearings. The three-judge panel in Seattle didn’t want to...

Court orders release of detained immigrant kids, not parents

By Paul Elias SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Homeland Security officials must quickly release immigrant children — but not their parents — from family detention centers after being picked up crossing the border without documentation. The San...

Texas Judge Issues Another Blow To Family Detention

A Texas state judge issued a temporary injunction Wednesday to keep a controversial family detention center from obtaining a license to run as a child-care facility. The ruling, issued orally at a hearing in Austin, marked a victory for detainees and immigrant rights advocates...

Children’s asylum approvals vary by US region

By Amy Taxin | AP June 1 at 9:51 PM LOS ANGELES — For unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum in the U.S., where they apply seems to make a world of difference. Youngsters whose applications are handled by the U.S. government’s regional offices in San Francisco and Los...
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