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.
Melissa Lewis is a data reporter for Reveal. Prior to joining Reveal, she was a data editor at The Oregonian, a data engineer at Simple and a data analyst at Periscopic. She is an organizer for PyLadies Portland and the Portland chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Lewis is based in Oregon.
The injury records were released after a Reveal lawsuit, unlocking data the Trump administration had tried to keep secret.
With a leadership vacuum in Washington, the San Francisco Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders led the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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