During the summer of family separation, Yolo County rethought its role in detaining unaccompanied minors. And it decided it liked it.
Kids on the Line
An ongoing investigation into family separation and the treatment of migrant children
Government isn’t reuniting migrant children with legal guardians
The court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reunite families separated at the border applies only to parents, excluding legal guardians.
Government acknowledges 15 to 20 migrant children held in ‘out of network’ facilities
Reveal previously reported that the government is housing unaccompanied children in secret facilities without the knowledge of their attorneys.
US government uses several clandestine shelters to detain immigrant children
A Reveal investigation finds the resettlement agency relies on clandestine shelters to hold unaccompanied minors.
‘They used the kids to get to parents like me’: How ICE’s human smuggling initiative targeted parents and children
A review of the operation by Reveal casts doubt on the official narrative.
A desperate bargain
Parents give up custody to get their kids medical and psychological treatments. Other parents risk deportation to claim kids at government shelters.
We’re suing ICE for keeping contract details secret
We’re seeking details on defense contractor MVM, which held migrant children overnight in an unlicensed vacant office building in Phoenix.
When they took my son
The stories of two families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. We compare their experiences with what the government said was supposed to happen.
Salvadoran man has evidence he’s not a gang member. US still separated him from his kids
The government hasn’t provided any proof of its claim that the man is affiliated with MS-13. He hasn’t seen his two kids in three months.
When a child is taken from a parent
More than 2,600 kids were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border under Trump’s “zero tolerance” family separation policy.