Even as it fails to reunify hundreds of families, the federal government says the court oversight mandated in a landmark case is no longer needed.
Besides separation, trauma is triggered by other factors: limited phone calls, crowded cells, lack of information about family whereabouts.
A judge has OK’d a plan to reunite 366 children with their deported parents. But questions linger about whether reunifications will occur in the U.S.
Nearly 1,600 children have been reunited with their parents, the government reports. The parents of another 559 aren’t eligible for reunification.
More than a week after a judge ordered that immigrant children staying at the facility should be moved, more than two dozen children are still there.
“It shows you how disgraceful the place was, letting a man sleep with the girls,” says the woman, talking publicly for the first time.
Just as Texas stopped sending foster children to centers operated by one man, the U.S. government tossed him a new source of money: immigrant kids.
An attorney confirms reports that a child has died following release from a Texas immigrant detention center. ICE says it is looking into the case.
A federal judge rules that the government should remove immigrant kids from a troubled Texas facility and stop drugging them without consent.
Advocates see the events of recent months as integral to President Donald Trump’s broader plans to restrict immigration.