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.
Carla Provost came under scrutiny during the Trump administration for child deaths in custody, family separation and her membership in a xenophobic Facebook group.
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.
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.
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.
As American life grinds to a halt, the immigration system – with agencies across two federal departments – has often continued with business as usual.
VisionQuest has faced decades of citations for violence against youth in its custody.