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US: What’s Really Happening When Asylum-Seeking Families Are Separated?
Texas Monthly – June 15, 2018
Everyone involved in U.S. immigration along the border has a unique perspective on the new “zero tolerance” policies-most notably, the increasing number of migrant parents who are separated from their children. Some workers are charged with taking the children away from their parents and sending them into the care of Health and Human Services. Some are contracted to find housing for the children and get them food. Some volunteers try to help the kids navigate the system. Some, like Anne Chandler, assist the parents. As executive director of the Houston office of the nonprofit Tahirih Justice Center, which focuses on helping immigrant women and children, she has been traveling to the border and to detention centers, listening to the parents’ stories. We asked her to talk with us about what she has been hearing in recent weeks.
Also: Department of Health and Human Services Gives Tour of Shelter for Immigrant Children Separated from Families (Includes video): https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Department-of-Health-and-Human-Services-Gives-Tour-of-Shelter-for-I-485722331.html
Also: AZ Groups Condemn Separation of Children, Parents at Border (Includes audio): https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2018-06-18/immigrant-issues/az-groups-condemn-separation-of-children-parents-at-border/a62941-1
Also: This is the handout immigrant parents get before they’re separated from their children (Includes audio): https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/17/us/border-patrol-immigrant-family-handout/index.html
Also: Family Separation at the Border: The Ultimate Anti-Child Policy (Comentary): https://childwelfaremonitor.org/2018/06/18/family-separation-at-the-border-the-ultimate-anti-child-policy/