Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Washington law bridges gap for unaccompanied youth

The state closes a gap for abused or abandoned immigrant youth — and opens the possibility of a green card for some unaccompanied youth.
Jun 21, 2017
Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Federal court rejects immigrant children’s class action suit

Appeals judges rejected a class action lawsuit which claimed that undocumented immigrant children should have a right to a lawyer in deportation hearings.
Sep 21, 2016

U.S. plans new wave of immigrant deportation raids

Reuters reports that raids are slated for May and June and would follow several months after a two-day sweep in Georgia, Texas and North Carolina.
May 12, 2016
Unaccompanied migrant children at a Department of Health and Human Services facility in south Texas (Photo courtesy U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar)

Tentative proposal in children’s lawsuit for right to lawyer in deportation cases

A federal judge in Seattle tentatively proposed which children could join a class action lawsuit on lack of access to legal help in deportation cases.
Apr 21, 2016
Children at immigration reform protesters in front of the White House in July. (Photo from Center for Human Rights)

Northwest families open their homes to unaccompanied immigrant kids

While the numbers of unsupervised youth crossing the border from Mexico and Central America has begun to wane in recent weeks, the challenges faced by those awaiting their fates in holding facilities along the border are still very real.
Oct 6, 2014