The Trump administration has recently implemented a policy of separating migrant children from their parents if they cross the southern border other than at a checkpoint. But they began testing a similar policy a year ago.
A pregnant woman from Honduras and her young daughter broke away from a caravan and crossed the Rio Grande to get to the US. Had she done so just a few weeks later, she would have been arrested and separated from her child under a new DHS policy.
Between 500 and 600 migrants are back in Calais after the demolition of the “Jungle” migrant camp and dispersal of some 10,000 people last October. French authorities are doing everything they can to keep a new camp from developing there.
The World’s Richard Hall reported aboard Save the Children's rescue ship in the Mediterranean. On Tuesday, they saved 635 people — a record for the group's sea rescue operations. Doctors Without Borders rescued another 1,004 people on the same day.
As more and more migrants head to Paris, the shelters can't keep pace. Recently, the international NGO Doctors Without Borders brought in a mobile clinic to serve homeless migrants in the French capital.
“Sometimes I’d like to imprison the immigration officials, the judge, the president, so that they can endure 19 days in there with their children,” says one woman who was recently released from immigration detention.
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