Skip to main content
Coronavirus in Texas

The Trump administration is rushing deportations of migrant children during coronavirus

Their father was missing. Their mother was miles away in Houston. Two sisters, ages 8 and 11, were survivors of sexual assault and at risk of deportation. With the nation focused on COVID-19, the U.S. government is rushing the deportations of migrant children.

After seven months apart, a Salvadoran mother and her two young daughters were reunited in Houston in May, although the federal government is trying to deport the girls, both victims of sexual assault.
Asylum-seeking children swing in a hammock along the banks of the Rio Grande at a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico on May 15, 2020.
Yulissa’s stuff toy is seen among her mother’s belongings in the tent at the migrant camp where she used to live with her before she crossed to the U.S. as an unaccompanied minor in Matamoros, Mexico on May 15, 2020.

“We’re going to kill you and your family”

The Rio Grande as seen from a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico on May 15, 2020.

“We are seeing a pattern emerge”

Asylum-seeking children play at a migrant camp in Matamoros, Mexico on May 15, 2020.

“Uncanny” timing

Honduran asylum seeker Maria Corrales, who asked for her middle name and second last name to be used, poses for a photo along the banks of the Rio Grande at a migrant camp where she lives in Matamoros, Mexico on May 15, 2020.

Your New Year’s resolution list isn’t complete without …

Donate now