Amrit Cheng

Amrit Cheng

Amrit Cheng is a digital communications strategist with the ACLU. Follow her on Twitter: @amritcheng

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"The fact of the matter is that many parents may be in hiding, considering that they have all been deported to countries which they fled in the first place." (Photo: Illana Panich Linsman) Views
Thursday, August 23, 2018
More Than 500 Children Are Still Separated. Here’s What Comes Next
It’s been nearly one month since the federal court's deadline for the Trump administration to reunite separated families, but hundreds of children are still waiting. In fact, as of 12:00 pm on August 16 , 565 immigrant children remained in government custody. For 366 of those children, including...
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"Albence’s testimony should drive home that there is nothing the Trump administration will not say to defend the indefensible."(Photo: US Customs and Border Protection/Flickr) Views
Friday, August 03, 2018
3 Reasons Why Immigration Detention Centers Are Not Like ‘Summer Camp’
In the first and possibly only congressional oversight hearing on family separation, top Immigration and Customs Enforcement official Matthew Albence made a truly shocking statement — even by Trump administration standards — claiming that the best way to describe the detention centers where...
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 "Parents who were deported four months ago and are still waiting for the U.S. to return their baby." (Photo: @ajplus/Twitter) Views
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Fact-Checking Family Separation
With nearly 2,000 immigrant children separated from their parents in just six weeks alone, there is an unprecedented human rights disaster unfolding at our border. As public outrage mounts, members of Congress demand access to government-run facilities, and the United Nations condemns us, the Trump...
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"These families have the constitutional right to due process regardless of immigration status." (Photo: ICE/Reuters) Views
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
ICE Separates 18-Month-Old From Mother for Months
At this very instant, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement is depriving an 18-month-old child of his mother, separating the two in immigration detention. Mirian, a 29-year-old mother from Honduras, is currently detained in T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas, while her toddler is kept in...
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"It’s a disturbing pattern that’s quickly becoming a calling card of the Trump administration: targeting communities that were previously low-priorities for immigration enforcement and attempting to force them out of the country as hastily as possible, no matter the danger that may await them." (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
ICE Abused Somalis for 2 Days On a Plane and Now Wants to Send Them Into Harm’s Way
Rahim Mohamed’s daughter was born in October, but the 32-year old father, who has been detained in immigration custody since April, has not seen or held her. If Immigration and Customs Enforcement has its way, he won’t get that chance. Instead, he will be summarily deported to Somalia, despite the...
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Undocumented and Seeking Safety During a Natural Disaster
Hurricane Harvey has already resulted in at least 10 deaths and dozens of injuries. Unfortunately, immediate relief is not in sight for Texas residents. As individuals, families, and entire communities prepare to assess the catastrophic damage this storm has wrought on lives, homes, and livelihoods...
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