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“He Only Cries”: The Heartbreaking Testimonies of Immigrant Parents Separated From Their Children

Children listen to speakers during a family separation protest June 18 in Phoenix.Ross D. Franklin/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. New documents filed in a federal court Friday reveal the heartbreaking toll that President Donald Trump’s family separation policy has taken on the thousands of migrant parents whose children have…

The Trump Administration Is Looking for Space to Detain 15,000 Immigrant Parents and Children

Eric Gay/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is looking for space to detain 15,000 immigrant parents and children—six times the number of people held in the government’s existing family detention centers. That’s according to a request for information posted Friday afternoon on FedBizOpps.gov, a site used by federal…

The Trump Administration Still Doesn’t Have a Coherent Plan to Reunite the Families It Separated

Children protest the Trump administration’s family separation policy in New York.G. Ronald Lopez/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. On Friday morning, for the first time in nearly a month, there were no parents at the McAllen, Texas, courthouse who had been separated from their children. Standing outside the court, Efrén Olivares,…

United States Gets an F for Failing to Help Its Neediest

Jerry Kinchen, 61, accepts food from a religious mission pantry in Holiday, Florida, in August 2009.Kainaz Amaria/ZUMA Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. A blistering report delivered to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council Friday morning slammed America’s record on poverty, two days after ambassador Nikki Haley announced that the United States…