Reunited States

“The unfortunate reality is that under the present system migrant children are not accounted for with the same efficiency and accuracy as property. Certainly, that cannot satisfy the requirements of due process.” In a sharply worded ruling, a California federal judge orders separated children reunited with parents within 30 days.

+ “The crux of the recent crisis at the border is that there are fewer male migrants in their 20s or 30s making the crossing, and many more families, newborns, children, and pregnant women escaping life-or-death situations as much as poverty.” The Atlantic: Today’s Migrant Flow Is Different.

+ Today’s US-Mexico “border crisis” in 6 charts.

+ The New Yorker: We Must Not Forget Detained Migrant Children. “One of the most distressing aspects of immigration detention … is how invisible the detained can become, even when they’re imprisoned in our proverbial back yards.” (Without some excellent journalistic work, these kids would be invisible right now.)

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