Kids who cross the border alone are held in government-funded shelters. When they misbehave, staff sometimes call police. And kids are getting arrested, jailed – sometimes even tased.
The move comes a day after a Reveal investigation and as the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office continues to fight the disclosure of public records.
The federal refugee agency is supposed to care for migrant children. But some shelters have turned to police after children allegedly fought, damaged property or had mental health needs.
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Newly obtained data show that the U.S. government has detained more than 25,000 migrant children for longer than 100 days over the past six years.
A 10-year-old Honduran girl came to the United States seeking asylum. Instead, she was detained – away from her family – for nearly seven years.
An urgent battle is playing out between the U.S. government and immigration lawyers over detained children as COVID-19 sweeps across the country.
Social distancing and hand-washing are meant to keep us safe from the coronavirus. But in immigrant detention centers, those measures are impossible.
As American life grinds to a halt, the immigration system – with agencies across two federal departments – has often continued with business as usual.
Durante seis años, una familia de Carolina del Norte ha tratado de averiguar qué hizo el gobierno de los Estados Unidos con sus hijos después de ser separados en la frontera.