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Catherine Shoichet
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Priscilla Alvarez Aug 13
San Francisco and the county of Santa Clara, California, filed the first lawsuit today against the Trump administration's “public charge” rule:
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Catherine Shoichet Aug 13
Update: Andres Gomez-Jorge's family spoke on the phone with him briefly today for the first time since his arrest. The call came hours after CNN published a story saying that the family didn't know his whereabouts.
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Catherine Shoichet Aug 13
A girl's tearful plea for her father's release after the Mississippi ICE raid was heard around the world. Days later, she still doesn't know where he is w/ and Hollie Silverman
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CNN Photos Aug 12
Their parents were taken in Mississippi immigration raids. For these kids, the trauma is just beginning: Photos by
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CNN Aug 11
Their parents were taken in Mississippi immigration raids. For these kids, the trauma is just beginning.
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Eric Levenson Aug 12
A beautiful ode to El Paso, the US-Mexico blend, the power of journalism, and a hometown's love by
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Catherine Shoichet Aug 7
This time, it wasn't a viral video of someone shouting at people for speaking Spanish or a racist tweet telling congresswomen to "go back" to where they came from. It was something far more terrifying.
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Catherine Shoichet Aug 5
It's often the first stop for commuters crossing the border from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. And many Mexican families who live hundreds of miles away also stop there during monthly trips to El Paso, reports
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Catherine Shoichet Aug 5
The shooter who killed at least 20 people in an El Paso Walmart on Saturday is believed to have authored a racist, anti-immigrant document that laid out a dark vision of America overrun by Hispanic immigrants, reports
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Priscilla Alvarez Aug 5
Trump on Monday suggested tying immigration reform to strengthening background checks following a weekend in which the alleged shooter in El Paso, TX, is believed to have authored a racist, anti-immigrant document targeting Hispanics, reports:
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 31
Joe Biden -- who has placed his time as Barack Obama’s vice president at the center of his campaign -- struggled to answer Democratic foes who criticized Obama-era deportations of undocumented immigrants. via
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 31
Replying to @CatherineCNN
A spokeswoman for CoreCivic said medical and mental healthcare services at Dilley are the responsibility of the ICE Health Service Corps, and referred questions about medical and mental health treatment there to ICE. The agency did not immediately respond to request for comment.
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 31
“CoreCivic held families and small children in overcrowded quarters, creating prime conditions for the spread of sickness, and did nothing to ensure that those families and children received adequate medical care," the lawsuit says
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 31
One important point in the decriminalization discussion: the section in the law that makes illegal border crossing a misdemeanor isn’t the only thing that allows the administration to separate families. More here:
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 31
One key point to keep in mind: Just a few hours before the debate, a new court filing from the American Civil Liberties Union detailed hundreds of family separations at the border in the past year that had nothing to do with Section 1325.
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 31
As Democratic presidential hopefuls spar in the leadup to 2020, there's one immigration proposal that keeps coming up.
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 30
Replying to @CatherineCNN
The ACLU filing also argues some families are still being separated even if parents don't have criminal histories. Here's how one Catholic Charities official in New York described two recent cases:
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 30
Replying to @CatherineCNN
The ACLU wants the judge to step in and establish clearer guidelines for exactly what criminal convictions justify family separation. The government has argued for months that it's following the judge's order and exercises discretion over how to handle these cases.
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 30
Replying to @CatherineCNN
The ACLU and numerous advocates cited in today's filing argue the government is going too far. "A number of the separations are for traffic violations, misdemeanor property damage, disorderly conduct offenses, and fraud and forgery offenses," the filing says.
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Catherine Shoichet Jul 30
Replying to @CatherineCNN
You might be thinking -- didn't a judge order the government to stop separating families at the border? Yes, but he gave officials some leeway, allowing them to still separate families if parents have criminal histories, are unfit or present a danger.
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