Data obtained by Reveal highlights how a patchwork system can be ill-equipped to tackle serious mental health episodes, leaving migrant children to bear the tremendous toll.
Migrant Children Died on Border Patrol Chief’s Watch. Then She Ran an Emergency Shelter Under Biden.
Carla Provost came under scrutiny during the Trump administration for child deaths in custody, family separation and her membership in a xenophobic Facebook group.
Texas Deputy Who Tased Unarmed Refugee Child Won’t Be Disciplined
The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has provided a series of contradictory and confusing statements about its investigation into the deputy’s conduct.
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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.
‘I’m going to tase this kid’: Government shelters are turning refugee children over to police
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.
US detained migrant children for far longer than previously known
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.
An adolescence, seized
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.
Families are standing by to take in migrant kids, but the government won’t let them out
An urgent battle is playing out between the U.S. government and immigration lawyers over detained children as COVID-19 sweeps across the country.
How federal agencies put immigrants and immigration workers at risk amid coronavirus
As American life grinds to a halt, the immigration system – with agencies across two federal departments – has often continued with business as usual.
Troubled youth detention firm seeks to open migrant child shelter in Los Angeles
VisionQuest has faced decades of citations for violence against youth in its custody.