Advocates Dismayed Over Continued Family Separations Despite Court Actions, National Anger Over Issue
It's "the same problem that we had over a year ago prior to the injunction that we hoped against hope would be stayed by the court," said Anthony Enriquez, director of the unaccompanied minors program for the Archdiocese of New York's Catholic Charities Community Services. "But the government seems to not care about the court's order, frankly." New court data revealed that family separations aren't as rare as officials purported.
The Associated Press:
Advocates: 'Horrible Deja Vu' In Continued Family Separation
In the first couple of months after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration last year to stop separating most parents and children at the U.S.-Mexico border, the number of children sent to New York fell. Then, advocates say, the children started coming again in a steady stream, many too young to understand their circumstances or how to find their parents. (7/31)
And in other news —
Immigrant Mom Sues Prison Company For $40 Million Over Daughter's Death
A Guatemalan mother whose toddler died weeks after being released from a Texas immigrant family detention center is suing the private prison company that operates the facility. Yazmin Juárez, who testified in Congress earlier this month about her 21-month-old daughter's death, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking $40 million in damages from CoreCivic, which runs the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. (Shoichet, 7/31)