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President Donald Trump loves to repeat the phrase “strong borders, no crime.” This type of thinking has set the stage for much of his immigration policy, whether it’s his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has led to thousands of children being separated from their families, or his broader, relentless…

The Numbers That Confirm Trump Has Been Splitting Up Families for No Reason The Numbers That Confirm Trump Has Been Splitting Up Families for No Reason

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of family separation in April, he declared that “a crisis has erupted at our Southwest border.”

There's a Good Chance ICE Is Detaining Immigrants in a Jail Near You There's a Good Chance ICE Is Detaining Immigrants in a Jail Near You

The list of places where U.S. immigration officials have been detaining immigrants across the country is more varied, and more surprising, than many people might have guessed.

Texas County Votes to Close Notorious Private Prison for Immigrant Women Texas County Votes to Close Notorious Private Prison for Immigrant Women

A majority white county in Texas that voted for Donald Trump in the last presidential election has voted to terminate a contract to incarcerate immigrants in a local facility.

Melania Trump Shows How Much She Cares On Trip to Meet Detained Immigrant Children  Melania Trump Shows How Much She Cares On Trip to Meet Detained Immigrant Children 

First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit on Thursday to the Upbring New Hope Children Center, a Texas facility that detains immigrant youth, including children whom U.S. immigration officials separated from their parents thanks to the policies of Trump’s husband. There, she expressed emotions that resembled…

The White House Can't Even Spell 'Separation' Right The White House Can't Even Spell 'Separation' Right

The administration that implemented a policy to tear families apart can’t even spell “separation” right. Whoops.

DHS Lashes Out After Airlines Say They Won't Transport Kids Separated From Families DHS Lashes Out After Airlines Say They Won't Transport Kids Separated From Families

Two of the largest airlines in the country on Wednesday declared they want no part in transporting immigrant children separated from their families.

Here Are Some of the Democrats Who Paved the Way for the Family Separation Crisis Here Are Some of the Democrats Who Paved the Way for the Family Separation Crisis

Some might say that calling out Democrats on immigration is not productive at this moment, when the Trump administration is falsely claiming that they are responsible for the laws that permit families being torn apart. (In fact, the family separation policy was implemented entirely by the Trump administration.)

A Former Japanese Internment Camp Prisoner on the Dire Effects of Putting Kids in Detention A Former Japanese Internment Camp Prisoner on the Dire Effects of Putting Kids in Detention

The government called it a “segregation center,” but Satsuki Ina calls it a prison camp.

Video Shows Border Patrol Allegedly Running Over Native American Man on Reservation Video Shows Border Patrol Allegedly Running Over Native American Man on Reservation

A video uploaded to Facebook on Thursday evening shows a Border Patrol vehicle allegedly running over a Native American man on the Tohono O’odham reservation, near Topawa, AZ.

Members of Congress Shut Down Streets Near White House to Protest Family Separation at the Border Members of Congress Shut Down Streets Near White House to Protest Family Separation at the Border

On Wednesday, a group of Congress members temporarily blocked an entrance to the Ronald Reagan Building, which houses the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington, D.C. The group said they were calling for the release of asylum seekers who have been separated from their children.

ACLU Lawyer Compares 'Moral Horror' of Tent Cities for Immigrant Children to Japanese Internment Camps ACLU Lawyer Compares 'Moral Horror' of Tent Cities for Immigrant Children to Japanese Internment Camps

The Trump administration’s plan to construct a prison camp to hold up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children “echoes some of the worst elements of our national history,” Carl Takei, a senior ACLU staff attorney, told Splinter. Takei, who now litigates police practices and previously focused on immigration, added that…

New Data Shows Obama Still Ahead of Trump in ICE Arrests (Trump Still Winning at Cruelty) New Data Shows Obama Still Ahead of Trump in ICE Arrests (Trump Still Winning at Cruelty)

ICE arrests rose immediately after Donald Trump took office, but a closer look at data shows that immigration enforcement is actually down.

Congresswoman on Immigrants' Treatment at Detention Center: 'Cruel,' 'Inhumane,' and 'Heartbreaking' Congresswoman on Immigrants' Treatment at Detention Center: 'Cruel,' 'Inhumane,' and 'Heartbreaking'

U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington State visited a federal detention center in her state this weekend and said the mothers she met “could not stop crying.”

Jeff Sessions' Brilliant Plan to Speed Up Immigration Courts Backfires Jeff Sessions' Brilliant Plan to Speed Up Immigration Courts Backfires

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s clearly well-considered plan to make immigration courts move faster appears to have come back to bite him.

DOJ Compares Undocumented Immigrants Caught in Ohio Raid to Bank Robbers DOJ Compares Undocumented Immigrants Caught in Ohio Raid to Bank Robbers

A Department of Justice spokesperson compared undocumented immigrants arrested during an immigration raid at a gardening business this week to actual bank robbers.

Chilling ICE Flyer Asks Immigrants: 'Have You Been Separated From Your Child(ren)?' Chilling ICE Flyer Asks Immigrants: 'Have You Been Separated From Your Child(ren)?'

Immigration officials have been posting flyers at detention centers across the country directing parents to call a hotline if they happen to become separated from their kids.

Undercover ICE Officer Reportedly Lured Workers at Ohio Garden Store with Donuts Before Massive Raid  Undercover ICE Officer Reportedly Lured Workers at Ohio Garden Store with Donuts Before Massive Raid 

A plainclothes federal officer walked into an Ohio gardening store early Tuesday and allegedly lured workers to gather themselves by offering free donuts. Splinter has obtained a video recording of a 17-year-old worker describing the incident. She said a man carrying three boxes of donuts entered the store and claimed…

The Awful Spectacle of 200 Immigration Officers Raiding a Couple of Garden Stores The Awful Spectacle of 200 Immigration Officers Raiding a Couple of Garden Stores

U.S. immigration officials on Tuesday sent about 200 law enforcement agents to raid two flower and gardening stores near Sandusky, Ohio.

SCOTUS Tosses Out Ruling That Allowed Unaccompanied Minors To Obtain Abortions SCOTUS Tosses Out Ruling That Allowed Unaccompanied Minors To Obtain Abortions

The Supreme Court has granted the Trump administration’s request to throw out a lower court’s decision that allowed a pregnant immigrant minor in federal custody to access an abortion.

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