• 72 former US attorneys call on Sessions to end 'tragic and unsustainable' family separations in scathing letter

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A bipartisan group of former US attorneys are calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children at the US-Mexico border.
    The letter says the attorneys were "horrified" by the policy's "tragic and unsustainable" consequences.
    The policy has drawn growing backlash as President Donald Trump and his officials have repeated false claims about the policy's origins.
    A bipartisan group of former US attorneys have released a letter that calls for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to end his department's " zero tolerance " immigration...
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  • It looks like most Central American migrant families entering the US have no idea that their children could be taken from them

    It looks like most Central American migrant families entering the US have no idea that their children could be taken from them

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Most immigrants coming to the US seemingly have no idea that their children could be separated from them on arrival.
    Families who arrived together were almost never prosecuted before the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration crackdown.
    In some cases, parents end up being quickly deported to their home countries while children remain in shelters in the US.
    The Trump administration has described the "zero-tolerance" policy of separating families who arrive at the border together as a deterrent to prevent people from attempting to either seek asylum or immigrate illegally...
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  • Business Leaders Denounce Family Separations at U.S. Border

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Since the Department of Homeland Security confirmed on Friday that nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, a number of business leaders have joined to publicly denounce the Trump administration's “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
    Ahead of President Trump's meeting with members of congress Tuesday to discuss the controversial policy, Business Roundtable , an association comprised of CEOs from top U.S. companies, urged for progressive change and joined the bipartisan condemnation that is erupting across the nation.
    “This week, Congress and...
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  • Tim Cook Speaks Out Against Family Separation at U.S. Border

    5 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining other executives who have come out against the United States immigration policy that is separating families at the border.
    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families between April 19 and May 31 , according to a statement from the Department of Homeland Security. Cook called the practice “inhumane” while speaking in Dublin. President Donald Trump blamed the policy on Democrats, but also refused to sign legislation that would end the practice .
    “It's heartbreaking to see the images and hear the sounds of the kids. Kids are the most vulnerable...
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  • Business leaders speak out against child separation policy

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    DETROIT - Business leaders are condemning the Trump administration's decision to separate children from parents who are accused of crossing the border illegally.
    The Business Roundtable, a lobbying group that includes the CEOs of Walmart Inc., General Motors Co., Boeing Co. and Mastercard Inc., released a statement Tuesday urging the immediate end to the policy.
    "This practice is cruel and contrary to American values," said Chuck Robbins, the chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems Inc. and the head of the Business Roundtable's immigration committee.
    The group called for comprehensive...
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  • Here's how you can help the children separated from their families at the border

    Here's how you can help the children separated from their families at the border

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    In April, the Trump administration implemented a “zero tolerance” immigration policy which forces parents to be separated from their children at the border of the United States and Mexico.
    According to the US Health and Human Services Department, nearly 2,000 children have been separated from their families between April and May.
    As more details come to light about the detention centers the children are being forced to stay in, many have been wondering what they can do to help the kids.
    Here are some ways you can get involved.
    After the Trump administration implemented a new “zero...
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  • Mercy For The Children: Leaders Speak Out

    5 monthes ago - By Forbes

    Making it known what you believe and why is essential to civil society. The majority of us are untouched personally by the cruelty at the border, but we must remember that forced separations are being done in our name and with our tax dollars. That is reason enough to take an interest in the issue.
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  • Real estate leaders weigh in on Trump border separation policy

    5 monthes ago - By Inman

    As the nation slowly learns more about the Trump administration's policy, a few leading voices in the real estate industry have spoken out.
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  • At least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border - here's how to help

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

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    This spring, the Trump administration enacted what may be its most controversial immigration policy yet.
    The Department of Homeland Security is now enforcing "zero-tolerance" regulations on those who enter the US without documentation.
    Under the new policy, any migrant who attempts to cross the border will be prosecuted, even if they are victims of domestic abuse or gang violence seeking asylum.
    The result is that, according to DHS figures, ICE has separated at least 2,000 migrant children from their parents, who are awaiting hearings in separate detention facilities and shelters.
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  • Hollywood stars 'embarrassed' to work for Fox after Fox News coverage of immigration

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

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    Fox-associated creators have spoken out against Fox News and its parent company over Fox News' coverage of President Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that separates children from their families who are crossing the border.
    Judd Apatow and Steve Levitan quickly followed Seth MacFarlane in condemning Fox.
    On Tuesday, Ben Wexler and Paul Feig joined in, as well.
    It started with a Seth MacFarlane tweet condemning 20th Century Fox and Fox News.
    But more people who are currently or formerly associated with Fox are joining the sharp rebuke of the conservative...
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  • Trump rants about 'Crooked Hillary Clinton,' separating families at the border, and Germany in freewheeling speech

    Trump rants about 'Crooked Hillary Clinton,' separating families at the border, and Germany in freewheeling speech

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump delivered a freewheeling, campaign-style speech to the National Federation of Independent Business on Tuesday, touching on an array of topics as his administration comes under fire for its hardline immigration policies.
    This was a quintessential Trump speech as he appeared to be speaking off-the-cuff instead of from a teleprompter.
    Trump used the address as an opportunity to double down on the "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has seen thousands of migrant families separated at the border.
    President Donald Trump delivered a freewheeling, campaign-style speech...
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  • Real estate leaders mostly silent on Trump border separation policy

    5 monthes ago - By Inman

    As the nation slowly learns more and more about the Trump administration's policy of separating families crossing the border and placing children in immigration detention centers, the real estate industry has been mostly silent - save for one man, Glenn Kelman of Redfin.
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  • An increasing number of tech CEOs are speaking out against Trump's border policy

    An increasing number of tech CEOs are speaking out against Trump's border policy

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    CEOs from tech companies including YouTube, Airbnb, Apple, Box, and Twilio have chosen to speak out against the Trump administration's separation of immigrant families at the border.
    Microsoft, facing backlash for its continued cloud software contract with ICE, issued a statement as well.
    An increasing number of tech CEOs are speaking out against the Trump administration's policy of separating families at the border.
    YouTube CEO Susan called the family separations "heartbreaking," and highlighted various activists groups that are helping effected families.
    Regardless of your politics, it's...
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  • What it looks like at every stage when migrant families get separated at the US border

    What it looks like at every stage when migrant families get separated at the US border

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    It goes without saying that President Donald Trump's highly controversial tactic of separating migrant families is complicated on the ground.
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in early May that the US would refer "100 percent of illegal Southwest Border crossings to the Department of Justice for prosecution," adding "If you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you and that child will be separated from you as required by law."
    In order to understand how Trump's zero-tolerance policy plays out on the ground, we explain below how and when children are separated from their...
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  • At least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border - here's how to help

    At least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border - here's how to help

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    This spring, the Trump administration enacted what may be its most controversial immigration policy yet.
    The Department of Homeland Security is now enforcing "zero-tolerance" regulations on those who enter the US without documentation. Under the new policy, any migrant who attempts to cross the border will be prosecuted, even if they are victims of domestic abuse or gang violence seeking asylum.
    The result is that, according to DHS figures, ICE has separated at least 2,000 migrant children from their parents, who are awaiting hearings in separate detention facilities and shelters.
    Several...
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  • 'It needs to stop:' Apple CEO Tim Cook slams 'inhumane' Trump border policy that separates children from their families

    'It needs to stop:' Apple CEO Tim Cook slams 'inhumane' Trump border policy that separates children from their families

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    The Trump administration has implemented a new " zero-tolerance " policy that has separated migrant children from their parents when crossing the U.S. border.
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest business leader to slam the policy, calling it "inhumane" and that "it needs to stop."
    The Trump administration has implemented a new " zero-tolerance " policy that has resulted in migrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. border, drawing outrage and criticism from politicians and Americans.
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is the latest business leader to vocally condemn the policy change...
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