Border Patrol forced a 3-year-old named Sofi to make an impossible choice: choose which parent should be deported. A group of mothers is fighting back by suing the Trump administration for misconduct.
Fury over the crisis at the border compelled 50 mothers to take action last week in Iowa. They staged two sit-ins with their children on Tuesday and Wednesday in Des Moines at Sen. Joni Ernst’s office, demanding she take action to address the forced separation and detention of children along the U.S. / Mexico border. […]
Any parent reading this knows what it feels like to see the light of understanding coming on in the eyes of their child. At Child Aid, we see that lightbulb I mourn for the lights going dark as these migrant children languish, separated from their parents and threatened with the cessation of the small opportunities they have to maintain hope and the small normalcy of educational activities.
Palantir Technologies was once one of Silicon Valley’s darlings. The U.S. data-analytics company had the financial backing of Peter Thiel and other Bay-Area billionaires; it was a combination of big data and big money that many thought couldn’t lose. But the novelty of tech giants has worn off as big data has become synonymous with […]
Brutality by ICE and DHS officials at the Mexican border is not a by-product of a broken system. It is the goal.
“This is about making America white again,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier this week. “They want to make sure that certain people are counted. It is really disgraceful and it’s not what our founders had in mind.”
In an office somewhere “near Minneapolis,” a 12-year-old migrant girl sits in a brown office armchair wearing blue jeans, a green plastic wrist watch and a Minnie Mouse necklace. A reporter talks to her in Spanish. “Can you tell me what it was like inside the detention center?” Even though her head is cut off […]
The most recent string of reports from the border demand our attention—and our action.
“As Black women, we understand how it feels to be stripped of our rights. We know the pain of having our children torn from our arms. We are intimately familiar with the systematic attacks on our rights, our families and our lives. We stand in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color in demanding that America live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all.”
“Lovely Christian women ask us why we aren’t the ‘Tías of Love’, but this isn’t about love. It’s about being angry and using that passion to make this right.”