Resources on Family Separation

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Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. and Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project at the Urban Justice Center v. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services argues that the government has not been giving formerly separated families timely access to critical records in their immigration files.

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This fact sheet explains how the Trump Administration carried out family separation and the recent federal court ruling in Ms. L v. ICE.

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While the Trump administration’s most recent policy of separating children from their parents at the border caused enough public outcry to force a reversal, it is only the latest in a series of executive orders and decisions that have been dividing families. Other actions include the following, in chronological order:

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It’s important to have correct information when discussing federal policies and their consequences. CLINIC created this list of facts to help you understand the complex immigration situation occurring now. Politics aside, families are being separated and their path to reunification is unclear. You can use these facts in conversations with your neighbors, fellow parishioners, colleagues and family members to share accurate information about this situation.

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