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After causing undo chaos by forcibly separating families at the U.S./Mexico border the Trump Administration continued down its path of neglect. Some families were denied asylum while others were deemed ineligible, and still others are locked up in detention and prosecuted as part of the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy. The victims of this administration's inhumane policies are still reeling from their experience. NIJC staff and clients spoke to local and national media outlets.  


Episcopal News Service: Episcopalians gather in public witness outside immigrant detention center (7/8/18)

Human Right’s First: DHS Secretary Nielsen Meets with Immigration and Human Rights Groups for First Time, Reiterates Trump Administration’s Misinformation and Sidesteps Family Immigration Crisis (7/9/18)

The New York Times: Migrant Families Who Enter at Legal Ports Are Rarely Separated, Customs Officials Say (7/9/18)

The Washington Post: More than 50 separated children to be reunited with parents Tuesday (7/9/18)

Vice News: This family was reunited Tuesday, but dozens of young children are still waiting as Trump’s deadline passes (7/10/18)

Sierra Sun Times: U.S. Senators Harris, Merkley, Cortez Masto Introduce Bill to Reunify and Protect Immigrant Families (7/18/18)

WTTW Chicago Tonight: As Deadline Approaches, Attorneys Offer Insight on Immigrant Family Reunification (7/19/18)

The New Yorker: The Government Has Decided That Hundreds of Immigrant Parents Are Ineligible to Be Reunited with Their Kids. Who Are They? (7/26/18)

WGN Radio: National Immigrant Justice Center Associate Director Lisa Koop: Separation of migrant families is a crisis the government manufactured (7/26/18)

The Cut: Why Some Immigrant Parents Aren’t Eligible to Be Reunited With Their Children (7/27/18)

The Nation: The US Deported 468 Parents—but Kept Their Children (7/31/18)


Vice News: The Government Isn't Doing Anything to Reunite This Family It Broke Apart (8/6/18)