The Texas Civil Rights Project and the Escamilla Law Firm filed a lawsuit against the federal government and Starr County in South Texas over the wrongful death of Marco Antonio Muñoz in the county jail after he was separated from his child due to the zero-tolerance policy. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of Mr. Muñoz’s wife and two-children. Mr. Muñoz came to the… Read more »
“If we truly hold family values dear, if we sincerely believe that children belong with their parents, and if freedom matters, we must end the zero-tolerance policy.” -Yael Ross Director, Center for New American Children CENTER FOR NEW AMERICAN CHILDREN This April, CHILDREN AT RISK launched its Center for New American Children and Education (CNAC). New American Children include: Documented… Read more »
More than 2,300 children—an average of 65 per day—have been separated from their parents upon crossing the United States-Mexico border since the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy was enacted on May 5. While our newsfeeds are littered with heartbreaking stories, even those of us with the deepest empathy for these families may not fully grasp the cost of the compounded trauma they endure.… Read more »
On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents. In the six weeks between April 19 and May 31, the Department of Homeland Security has sent nearly 2,000 children to mass detention centers or foster care. More than 100 of these children are younger than 4 years old. The reason for these separations is a zero-tolerance policy for their parents, who are accused of illegally crossing our borders.