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US to reconsider asylum for separated immigrant families

US President Donald Trump’s administration has agreed to reconsider the asylum claims of some 1,000 immigrant parents and children who were separated at the US border as part of a deal to settle lawsuits over his “zero-tolerance” immigration policy. The settlement, detailed in court documents late on Wednesday, represented a victory for rights groups that challenged Trump’s contentious family separation policy that was aimed at deterring illegal immigration. If approved by US District Judge Dana Sabraw in San Diego,…

People donate millions to help reunite families after this viral tweet

A viral tweet has inspired people to donate millions of frequent flyer miles to help reunite separated immigrant families. Non-profit organizations have been working to reunite hundreds of children and parents who were separated from each other at the U.S.-Mexico border. This week, they got a little bit of help from University of Michigan Law School professor Beth Wilensky. On Aug. 6, Wilensky tweeted: "My husband travels a lot. Downside: he's gone a lot. Upside: frequent flyer miles. We just used some to fly a…

Protesters across US call on Trump to reunite immigrant families

WASHINGTON: Tens of thousands of protesters marched in cities across the United States on Saturday to demand the Trump administration reverse an immigration crackdown that has separated children from parents at the U.S-Mexico border and led to plans for military-run detention camps. Outside the White House, protesters waved “Families Belong Together” signs and chanted “Shame!” as religious leaders and activists urged the administration to be more welcoming of foreigners and to reunite families. “The way they treat…

States sue Trump over immigrant families as Congress quarrels

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: More than a dozen states sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its separation of migrant children and parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying President Donald Trump’s order last week ending the breakups was illusory. In a complaint filed with U.S. District Court in Seattle, 17 states and the District of Columbia argued the administration’s policy was unconstitutional in part because it was “motivated by animus and a desire to harm” immigrants arriving from Latin America. “The new federal…