Hundreds of children remain separated from migrant parents as deadline looms

With just hours left on a court-imposed deadline to reunify migrant families who were separated after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, government officials on Thursday said they had reunited 1,442 children with their parents. An additional 378 children had been released to sponsors, were reunited with their parents in other ways or have turned 18, according […]

Living in Crisis: Latino Children Held Hostage

Written by: Mary Lou de Leon Siantz PhD RN FAAN National Latino Children’s Institute Member Board of Directors Statement Adopted by NLCI Board of Directors CHILDREN are mankind’s most precious resource and hope for its future. The current border crisis forces innocent immigrant children to endure separation from parents, institutionalization, and reunification in prisons during […]

‘What if I lose her forever?’ In Guatemala, a couple fears for their child still in detention in U.S.

It wasn’t a joyous homecoming for Ovidio Batres Morales, who returned to Guatemala after spending almost seven weeks in U.S. immigration detention. His wife, more agitated than relieved, was waiting for him outside the Guatemalan air force base here. Chartered planes packed with deportees from the United States arrive with regularity. Batres, lean and ashen-faced, […]

Art caravan heading to Brownsville

A caravan of artists and Latino activists from Austin will made its way to Brownsville on Sunday, July 8th to join the weekly protests against the separation and detention of migrant families. Members of Jolt, which aims to mobilize voters and increase Latino political influence in Texas, has started painting a canvas mural that will […]

Immigrant Children Under 5 Will Be Returned to Parents by Next Week, U.S. Official Says

The U.S. will return immigrant children under five who were separated from their parents after crossing the Mexican border by July 10 to comply with a court order, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said Thursday. The agency is analyzing the DNA of some children in its custody and adults who claim to be […]

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