Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration? – Center for American…

In response to broad public backlash over his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents at the United States’ southwest border, President Donald Trump signed an executive order in June 2018 that purports to replace family separation with potentially indefinite family detention.1 Numerous Trump administration officials have supported such policies under the belief that…

Traumatized Children at the Border

On June 13, 2018, Honduran asylum-seeker Anita and her five-year-old son, Jenri, were forcibly separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Thanks to a pro bono lawyer, Jodi Goodwin, who aggressively advocates for their release from their respective ICE detention centers, Anita and Jenri are reunited after a month apart. But the damage has been done. The…

Obama Calls Out Trump: How Hard Is It to Say ‘Nazis Are Bad’?

Former President Barack Obama came out swinging Friday afternoon during his first major 2018 midterms address at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. The former president specifically named President Trump—something he hasn’t done during his post-presidential speeches—saying that the current discontent and anger doesn’t come solely from Trump’s presence in politics, but it is something the…