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mmigration and Latino activists applauded a federal judge’s ruling ordering the Obama administration to promptly release children who are detained at family detention centers and called on the administration to comply with the order. “As we have repeatedly stated, detention centers are no place for children,” stated Kica Matos, spokeswoman […]

Wearing Vans shoes and rubber-band bracelets, hair gel and shy smiles, the brothers Brayan and José looked like typical teenagers. But the story they told of their turbulent past year revealed just how far from typical they have traveled. In separate trips, the boys said, they left El Salvador to […]

A group of immigrant rights lawyers say that detention of women and children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally is lengthy and unsafe, challenging the government’s claims that immigrant families are held only briefly and that their detention doesn’t violate a longstanding ban. In a filing Thursday to California U.S. […]

Hundreds of immigrant families remained locked up and in limbo this week after attorneys for the Obama administration resisted a judge’s order concerning the increasingly controversial family detention system the attorneys appear determined to defend. The administration’s latest response came after U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee in Los Angeles in […]