Families separated at the border


Activist Elsa Marie Collins Believes Immigration Reform Is About Humans, Not Politics

First-generation Mexican American activist Elsa Marie Collins straddled the border most of her childhood. Born in San Diego and raised in Tijuana in the 80s and 90s, she remembers an entirely different experience than the one many children and families...
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Lifetime Film Will Showcase True Story of Mother/Daughter Separated at Border

Virginia Isaad
When the audio of then- 6-year-old Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid begging to call her aunt while in a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility it made national news. In the 2018 recording obtained by ProPublica, she can be heard begging...
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These Drawings By Undocumented Children Will Break Your Heart

Araceli Cruz
In 2018, under the Trump administration’s “Zero Tolerance” policy, thousands of children were separated from their families at the border but the effects from those separations are still felt today one way or another. Dr. Belinda Arriaga, an associate professor...
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Reports Show Separated Children at the Border Have PTSD and Severe Trauma

Araceli Cruz
An investigation on the treatment of migrant children separated at the border concluded they have experienced severe trauma and show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results are what many suspected would happen after the government began separating children...
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Mom Is Finally Reunited With Daughter, 55 Days After Being Separated at the Border

Araceli Cruz
Now that the Trump Administration has been forced to reunite families that have been separated at the border, we’re finally seeing heartbreaking videos of families seeing their children for the very first time. Angelica Gonzalez-Garcia, a 31-year-old mother from Guatemala,...
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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal Arrested With Other Women For Protesting ICE

Johanna Ferreira
More than 2,000 women gathered at the Women’s March on Thursday in Washington D.C. to protest the Trump administration’s family-separation of immigrant families at the border and zero-tolerance policy. Close to 600 women were arrested for “mass civil disobedience.” Among...