A collection of never-before-seen records shows what migrant children endure once they’ve been placed in U.S. custody.
For six years, a North Carolina family has tried to find out what the U.S. government did with its children after they were separated at the border.
• Leer en español: Los Desaparecidos
Newly obtained data shows that the U.S. government has detained more than 25,000 migrant children for longer than 100 days over the past six years.
• Listen: An Adolescence, Seized
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.
• Follow-up: Texas Deputy Who Tased Unarmed Refugee Child Won’t Be Disciplined
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.
Hillman Foundation: Prize for Web Journalism
Aura Bogado and Melissa Lewis
IRE: 2020 FOI Award
The Disappeared/An Adolescence, Seized
Aura Bogado, Melissa Lewis, Victoria Baranetsky, Rachel Brooke, Jenny Casas, Wilson Sayre, Najib Aminy, Brett Simpson, Amy Mostafa, Andrew Donohue, Esther Kaplan, Mitchell Landsberg, Soo Oh, Nikki Frick, Al Letson, Matt Thompson, Kevin Sullivan, John Barth, Jim Briggs and Fernando Arruda
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