Anti-Immigrant Law and Policy

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, MIGRATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

 


AUDIO OF CHILDREN CRYING AT AN ICE FACILITY   (Reported by probublica.org)

THE IMPACT OF ZERO TOLERANCE POLICIES

In 2018 Trump ordered a Zero-Tolerance policy on migrants coming to the border.  He wanted the border closed.

The policy extended even to those persons fleeing terrorism and gender violence in their home country, migrants who ask for refuge and protection under International human rights/asylum law.

Migrants were  arrested and presumed criminals and their children separated at the time of detention.  The policies authorized aggressive ICE raids in workplaces and the use of racial profiling on workers. ICE even went after  immigrants with legal residence.  

Children have been removed from families and placed in special shelters, including tent cities.

 In August 2018 punitive practices included a retaliatory re-separation of children from parent detainees at Karnes detention center, who were believed to be planning a hunger strike.

ACLU LAWSUIT TO END FORCED CHILD SEPARATIONS

In Ms. L. v. ICE  (2018), the ACLU sued on behalf of a mother and her 7-year-old daughter who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo and then were separated by Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy.

The mother was detained 2000 miles away from her child. A federal judge issued a nationwide injunction to stop the child separations.

Click here for updates on the ACLU’s Ms. L. lawsuit. 

ICE HURTS FAMILIES

WHAT CAN YOU DO? 

  1. Donate to the organizations who are defending children and families against the injustices caused by anti-immigrant public policy:  ACLU, AILA , RAICES, C.A.R.A, KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE,  PUEBLO SIN FRONTERAS, TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT, AL OTRO LADO

  2. Attorneys and translators:  You can help with legal assistance being provided by organizations like RAICES or American Gateways to detained migrants.   Lawyers can find volunteer opportunities through a Facebook Group: @Lawyersforgoodgovernment.

  3. Donate money, clothing, toys, household goods to the shelters that help migrants and their families to rebuild their lives.  DONATE TO MIGRANT RELIEF EFFORTS.   Learn more about the Credible Fear Interview.