Some of those targeted might end up being held in hotel rooms until their travel documents can be prepared. ICE’s goal is to deport the families as quickly as possible.
Caitlin DickersonNationwide raids targeting migrant families are back on, scheduled to begin Sunday. Agents have expressed concern about arresting babies and young children. The arrests are expected to have a chilling effect across immigrant communities. With @KannoYoungs
Inspectors and lawyers traveling to border facilities in Texas described tremendous overcrowding and filthy conditions for hundreds of children and other detainees.
Caitlin DickersonLATEST: Children, including infants, are being held in a filthy border station. Their clothes are soiled with mucus, feces and breast milk. No soap. No toothbrushes. Not enough food. Even the guards are wearing masks.
As more Somali refugees arrive in St. Cloud, white anti-immigration activists have pressed an increasingly explicit anti-Muslim agenda.
Caitlin Dickerson1/ Read this excellent story from @AsteadWesley about the influence of anti-refugee/anti-Muslim activists on local, state, and even national politics. This is not a one-off example…
Caitlin Dickerson, a reporter for The Times, reflects on the experience of a 24-year-old woman caring for children separated from their parents along the southwestern border.
Caitlin DickersonNEW: "It wasn’t just tears, it was screams." Baby Constantin's caseworker gave me a rare look into what it was like to care for separated children. She had to use puppets and drawings to tell to kids that their parents had been deported without them.
Baby Constantin spent five months of his first year in a foster home. His family got a painful look at America’s experiment with family separation as an immigration policy.
Caitlin DickersonNEW: My story about Constantin Mutu, the youngest child separated from his parents at the border - he was four months old. By the time he was returned to his parents he’d spent the majority of his life in US custody.
Entering the U.S. at a rate of more than 5,000 a day, new arrivals from Central America are departing border towns by the busload. And that bus is usually a Greyhound.
Caitlin DickersonThe journey hardly ends at the Southwest border for new immigrants to the US. Ride along with my colleagues @mirjordan and @heislerphoto on the final leg, where ranks stenches, sleeping in bus stations and running out of food are the norm
A presidential memorandum ordered measures that include barring some migrants from pursuing work permits and charging fees on asylum applications.
Caitlin DickersonA White House memo issued last night says that in 90 days, authorities will begin charging asylum seekers to apply for protection, eliminating their access to work permits and expediting their cases through the courts.
Attorney General William Barr issued an order on Tuesday that could keep thousands of migrants in jail indefinitely while they wait for a resolution of their asylum request.
Caitlin DickersonThe new attorney general jumped into the immigration fray with an order to indefinitely detain asylum seekers. Immigration jails are full and it's not clear what might happen if the order goes into effect in 90 days.
Michigan spent five years debating how to teach American history. One of the biggest questions was how to describe the nation’s government.
Caitlin DickersonFascinating story. Conservative activists in Michigan have pushed to, among other things, remove the term "democracy" from school curricula because they believe it is "not politically neutral or accurate"
President Trump officially rescinded the practice of separating migrant families at the border, yet more than 240 children have been separated since.
Caitlin DickersonFamily separations haven’t totally stopped: Kids have been sent to far away states with no record that they arrived with a relative and some cases appear to be thinly justified. W/ @mirjordan