Mony Ruiz-Velasco (centre) director of PASO West Suburban Action Project, chants with demonstrators outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in Chicago on Thursday. Photo: AP

US poised to target thousands of migrant families in deportation operation previously delayed by Donald Trump

  • Activists ramp up efforts to protect migrants, prepare to stage demonstrations
  • US president earlier announced push to deport ‘millions’ from US, but postponed raids while lawmakers worked to pass US$4.6 billion border aid package
Topic |   US immigration

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Mony Ruiz-Velasco (centre) director of PASO West Suburban Action Project, chants with demonstrators outside the US Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in Chicago on Thursday. Photo: AP
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Migrant families held in an overcrowded Border Patrol facility in Texas on June 10. Photo: AFP

UN human rights chief ‘shocked’ and ‘appalled’ by migrant detention conditions on southern US border

  • Michelle Bachelet said migrant children were being ‘forced to sleep on the floor … without access to adequate health care or food’
  • ‘Consider the damage being done every day by allowing this alarming situation to continue,’ she said
Topic |   United Nations

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Migrant families held in an overcrowded Border Patrol facility in Texas on June 10. Photo: AFP
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