ICE Given Six Months to Identify Separated Families

Despite assurances from the Justice Department that immigration officials “as soon as possible” would identify immigrant families separated at the Mexican border nearly a year before the “zero tolerance” policy was announced, a federal judge on Thursday set a six-month deadline for the government to identify the families.

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Trump Administration Asks for 2 Years to ID Separated Children

In a court filing late Friday, the Trump administration said it could take up to two years to locate thousands of immigrant children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that it would take that long since the children are not in custody of the government.

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US Asylum Shift Targets Spanish Speakers, Latin Americans

Border agents have been told to explicitly target Spanish speakers and migrants from Latin America in carrying out a Trump administration program requiring asylum seekers wait in Mexico, according to memos obtained by The Associated Press that reveal some inner workings of a top government priority to address the burgeoning number of Central Americans arriving in the country.

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