While that's good news, immigration advocates, fearful of mass deportations, have gotten a judge to issue a stay temporarily halting deportations.
Austin immigration attorney Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch says the system is seemingly designed to use speedy family reunification to pressure parents into deportation.
Among the revelations: Families were separated despite legal entry, and at least one child said he was hit by a caregiver.
The agent demanded to know why they had different surnames on their passports, then suggested the mother might be a human trafficker.
’You cannot imagine how awful it is to be there,’ the boy said of his nine-month separation by U.S. immigration officials.
Austin nonprofit Southwest Key wants to open a facility for immigrant children in Houston’s East End. Mayor Sylvester Turner has other ideas.
While the nonprofit's shelters are generally well regarded among immigration advocates, the wealth of violations is alarming.
The refusal by the two firms to take on a yearlong contract came one day before Trump announced the end of family separation.
The funds claim to give a fuller picture of the challenges of abortion access in the state.
Unprecedented ICE access to ORR data turns safe placement screening into a mechanism for immigration enforcement, officials and activists say.