By Dahlia Lithwick and Margo Schlanger, Slate
A year ago almost to the week, America became aware of the Trump administration’s policy, announced, then denied, then announced again, of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border. Last year’s public outrage seems to have given way to numbness. In the months since this was last a pressing news story, our government has continued some of its previous policies and implemented new ones. Its cruelty has found new targets.
For many migrants, the situation at the border is now even worse than a year ago, despite multiple lawsuits and the resignations of certain Department of Homeland Security officials. The problems at the border now go far beyond the family separations of last summer.
Since the president depends on public confusion and weariness as he implements ever more inhumane policies, we’ve attempted to summarize those policies and offer some ideas for how you can help immigrants access legal aid and other forms of assistance.