In theory, laws designed to protect children from harm apply equally to all members of American society. In reality—and to a considerably greater degree than in the application of the criminal laws—child protective laws are applied only to the poor and nonwhite. The state uses child protective laws, if not as a pretext, then as a justification, for the seizure of children from those people who have the least political power in the United States and are the least involved in traditional forms of our culture.
Experts discuss legal developments and related ramifications one year after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. Southern Border with Mexico in order to build a wall.
Scholars discuss the most significant immigration-related cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, their ramifications, and what to expect in 2020.
"It's important to note that scholars have long observed that political discourse and political events can contribute to the frequency of bias incidents. In fact, this phenomenon has a name today. It's called the Trump Effect."
Migrant children fleeing violence in their native countries have experienced severe psychological trauma before and after entering the country when we separated them from their families and placed them in detention facilities, and some families remain separated.