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…
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.”
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.
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.
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 administration that implemented a policy to tear families apart can’t even spell “separation” right. Whoops.
Two of the largest airlines in the country on Wednesday declared they want no part in transporting immigrant children separated from their families.
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.)
The government called it a “segregation center,” but Satsuki Ina calls it a prison camp.
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.
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.
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…
ICE arrests rose immediately after Donald Trump took office, but a closer look at data shows that immigration enforcement is actually down.
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.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s clearly well-considered plan to make immigration courts move faster appears to have come back to bite him.
A Department of Justice spokesperson compared undocumented immigrants arrested during an immigration raid at a gardening business this week to actual bank robbers.
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.
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…
U.S. immigration officials on Tuesday sent about 200 law enforcement agents to raid two flower and gardening stores near Sandusky, Ohio.
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.