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.
A 10-year-old girl is separated from her family at the border and enters U.S. custody. Now she’s 17 and still in a shelter. Her family can’t find her.
For most migrant children detained alone, the only lawyers they’ll see are being paid by the same agency that’s holding them.