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June 21, 2018 / Kendra Allen, Editor

How the Greater Washington region is helping imprison the children taken from their parents at the border

HUMAN RIGHTS
– Although the administration reversed its policy of separating children from their parents at the border, the children still remain isolated in cages in facilities across the country, including the Greater Washington region. Now, many worry about how, and if, the children will be reunited with their families. (WAMU, 6/20)

Nithya Nathan-Pineau, the director of CAIR Coalition’s Detained Children’s program, says her group has personally interviewed “dozens” of detained children who are being held at public and private facilities in Maryland and Virginia.

“The majority of them have no contact with their parents,” Nathan-Pineau says.

Though Trump reversed course and signed an executive order ending the policy that separates children from their parents at the border, the fate of these children remains unclear.

– Before the administration reversed their policy of separating families at the border, David Biemesderfer, president and CEO of United Philanthropy Forum, wrote a blog urging an end to the policy. (United Philanthropy Forum, 6/19)

HOMELESSNESS | The number of laws criminalizing those who are homeless has increased in the US, but researchers say we should be trying to address the underlying causes of homelessness. (Citylab, 6/20)

HEALTHCARE | Reproductive rights advocates and healthcare clinics in Virginia have filed a lawsuit in hopes of overturning the state’s old anti-abortion laws. (ThinkProgress, 6/20)

PHILANTHROPY | A new report analyzing grants made to journalism programs from 2010 to 2015 found that only a small percentage of funding went to organizations operating at the local or state level. (Chronicle, 6/18)

RACISM | White Supremacists Plan To Demonstrate In D.C. On Anniversary Of Charlottesville Rally (DCist, 6/20)


Happy first day of summer!

Can you tell what these cooks were trying to make?

– Kendra

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