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Government Defends Vetting Process Truncation to Reunite Families

The Department of Health and Human Services has defended its decision to make less stringent the vetting process to reunite thousands of immigrant children with their parents quicker. The government has a deadline of 26 July to reunite as many as 2,551 immigrant minors between the ages of five and 17 with their parents, following …

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Healthier Alternatives Needed for Immigrant Housing

More undocumented immigrants are now placed in detention camps as a result of the zero-tolerance immigration policy pursued by the Trump administration. US taxpayers pay between $99 and $150 every day to detain just one person, with 70% of the immigrants staying in detention for at least a month, according to the immigrant rights organization, …

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Judge Refuses to Extend Family Reunification Deadline

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to adhere to the previously issued deadline to have dozens of immigrant minors reunited with their parents by the day’s end and rejected a request for more time by the Justice Department. District Judge, Dana Sabraw, was the person responsible for ordering the reunion of almost …

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Judge Rejects Immigrant Children Detention Request

On Monday, a federal judge in California rejected the attempt by the Trump administration to hold immigrant families in detention for longer periods, saying it was a cynical attempt to undo a longstanding legal settlement. District Judge, Dolly Gee says that the federal government had failed to present new evidence to justify the revision of …

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