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A child migrant released from Customs and Border Protection in June in McAllen, Texas.

A judge has ordered the Trump administration to stop giving detained migrant children mind-altering drugs. Here’s what they do.

A federal judge found US government officials in violation of child welfare laws for putting detained migrant children on mind-altering drugs without a guardian's consent. The drugs are used to treat mood disorders, but can cause symptoms of those disorders as well, such as anxiety.
Protesters at a Manhattan rally against the Trump administration's immigration policies on June 1.

The first signs are emerging that the progressive campaign to abolish ICE is working

The progressive movement to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is staking out ground in the political mainstream — and 72% of Democrats now support eliminating the agency, according to new polling.

Migrant children who were detained say they weren’t allowed to hug each other, run, cry, or use nicknames

Migrant children separated from their families have a long list of rules and aren't allowed to hug their siblings, run around, or write letters. Crying is also reportedly discouraged and they have to wake up early and clean before learning.
Avenatti.

Michael Avenatti pushes back on the immigration attorneys who are slamming him for his ‘horrible’ border idea

Attorney Michael Avenatti finds himself at odds with some immigration attorneys and activists over what he is calling on the government to do to reunite the families and children that were separated as a result of President Donald Trump's recent "zero tolerance" policy at the southern border.
Michael Avenatti.

Michael Avenatti: There’s much more coming from my whistleblowers on the border

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, told Business Insider on Tuesday that the whistleblower information he provided to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Monday regarding President Donald Trump's family-separation policy at the border is just a "small fraction" of what's to come.

23andMe plans to send DNA kits to try to reunite families separated at the border — but privacy issues loom

After congressional representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) talked to 23andMe about the potential of using genetic testing to help reunite families separated at the border, CEO Anne Wojcicki tweeted they'd "offered to donate kits and resources to do the genetic testing." The company is working on it.

The feds are moving ahead with private-land seizures to make room for Trump’s border wall

The federal government is apparently gearing up to seize private land in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas to make room for portions of the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the US-Mexico border.
Central American asylum seekers wait as U.S. Border Patrol agents take them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

Trump now claims migrant children will be reunited with their families. Here are the lifelong psychological consequences these kids face.

No one is sure how to reunite more than 2,300 separated children with their parents. Researchers have identified many ways the trauma of family separation and detention can affect children.
U.S. first lady Melania Trump participates in a round table discussion alongside HHS Secretary Alex Azar (L) and program director Rogelio de la Cerda Jr. (R), with doctors and social workers at the Upbring New Hope Childrens Center on June 21, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the border amid firestorm over family-separation policy

First Lady Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the southern border of the US on Thursday amid the firestorm over her husband's family-separation policy with migrants.