Family Separation

Patricia Okoumou. Black woman wearing a green dress that reads, "I really care, why won't u?"

Federal Gov't Took 1,556 More Migrant Children From Parents Than Previously Reported

This reportedly brings the total number of family separations since 2017 close to 5,500.

A little girl wearing a purple shirt is held in her mother's arms as the woman speaks to a Border Patrol agent.

Mothers Separated From Children at Border Sue Trump Administration

Five women seek “compensatory damages from the government” for inflicting trauma on their families.

Young girl with dark hair and a pink butterfly on her white t-shirt stands in front of a chainlink fence.

D.C. Officials Oppose Plan to Shelter Migrant Children in Nation's Capital

Mayor Muriel E. Bowser: “Washington, D.C. will not be complicit in the inhumane practice of detaining migrant children in warehouses.”

Woman with dark hair holds protest sign against ICE that reads, "ICE: Inhuman, callous, evil."

Experts Concerned About Children Following Mississippi ICE Raid

“The trauma these students are enduring is inconceivable. The effect the raids will have on their long-term mental and emotional health is profound.”

Woman holds colorful protest sign that reads, "families belong together" in Spanish

ACLU: The U.S. Government Has Taken 911 More Kids From Their Asylum-Seeking Families

The American Civil Liberties Union argued in court that in the year since Trump officially ended his “zero tolerance” immigration policy, 911 additional children have been separated from their parents or guardians.

Border patrol agent wearing green uniform stands before a group of migrant children and their guardian.

Advocacy Groups, Unions Urge Hotels to Stop Helping ICE Detain Migrants

The Trump administration announced plans to use hotels to house immigrants arrested in raids.

Two young boys wth black hair have their backs to camera inside a drab, cinderblock facility.

Migrant Children Accuse Arizona Border Agents of Sexual Assault and Retaliation

Young people in a facility in Yuma, Arizona, say they were punished for speaking out against inhumane conditions.

woman wearing white shirt and straw hat holds a white sign with red, black and green lettering that reads, "Stop Torturing Kids"

WATCH: Girl Describes Conditions Inside Immigrant Detention Center

The 12-year-old says she and her 6-year-old sister were detained in deplorable conditions for nearly two weeks.

A green and white U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sign is posted outside the U.S. Border Patrol station

Border Patrol Refuses Donations for Children in Custody

Critics say the government is letting unfair rules get in the way of doing what’s right.

Small girl with brown hair and wearing a red t-shirt sits in her mother's lap in front of a grated fence.

Here's What You Can Do Right Now to Support Detained Immigrant Children

Take these steps on behalf of the migrant children being mistreated at the southern border.

Woman wearing ripped blue jeans and a baseball cap stands with a group of people on the street as she holds a green sign that says, "Free the children."

READ: Asylum-Seeker Sues Gov't for Family Separation, Clears Path for Justice

Suny Rodríguez was lead plaintiff in a federal lawsuit that accused immigration officials of “extreme and outrageous” mistreatment of detainees.

A woman wearing ripped jeans and sneakers holds a green sign that reads, "Free the Children" while  protesting against the separation of children from their parents in front of the El Paso Processing Center, an immigration detention facility, at the Mexic

ICYMI: Judge Orders Feds to Account for Additional Migrant Families Separated at Border

The court ruling expands the terms of a class action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union last year.

A small girl wearing a yellow shirt stands in front of a woman wearing a red shirt and holding a sign that says families belong together. They are protesting the Trump administrations family detention and separation policies for migrants along the souther

Immigrant Rights Groups Urge DHS to Release Infants Detained in Texas

At least nine babies are being held in an ICE detention facility.

A small boy wearing a red hooded sweatshirt pushes a small girl wearing pink as she sits in her stroller. Both are playing in the El Barretal migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on January 15, 2019.

Thousands of Migrant Children Allege Sexual Assault While in Gov't Custody

There have been over 4,500 claims of abuse of unaccompanied minors while in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services.

A small child wearing a blue hoodie sweatshirt pushes a purple stroller over a yellow street curb outside a closed temporary migrant shelter in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018.

ACLU Wants Government to Account for All Migrant Children Separated From Families

Lawyers also asked a United States district court judge to reunite all separated minors with their parents.

Honduran migrant Jenny Cantarero holds her son Saul, 3, where they are living outside a closed temporary migrant shelter near the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana, Mexico on December 6, 2018 .

Gov't Says Thousands More Migrant Children Were Separated From Families Than Reported

The Trump administration began its family separation policy earlier than what was originally reported.

Protestors surround woman holding sign that reads families belong together in protest of the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy immigration and refugee policies in Los Angeles, California on June 30, 2018.

Migrant Families Still Being Separated at the Border

Border agents say they have “no obligation” to report new cases of family separation because they didn’t take place under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

Judge denies DHS extension to reunite children separated from parents at the border.

Judge Denies Extension for Reuniting Immigrant Families

The judge ruled that the Trump administration must quicken the pace of family reunifications and meet original deadlines.

Brown people protest outside. One sign reads, "Familes belong together."

Government to Miss Deadline to Reunite Immigrant Families

Lee Gelernt of the ACLU: “These kids have already suffered so much because of this policy, and every extra day apart just adds to that pain.”

A Brown woman with long black hair and a yellow dress speaks into a microphone at a church

This Undocumented Mom Is Taking Sanctuary at an NYC Church to Fight Her Deportation [VIDEO]

The southern border isn’t the only theater of immigration-based family separation. In New York City, Debora Berenice Barrios-Vasquez is fighting to stay in the U.S. with her two young citizen children.