Data show that migrant children in the Office of Refugee Resettlement’s system of contractor-run emergency shelters suffered severe mental health challenges.
Newly obtained data show that more than 650,000 children and teenagers were held in CBP custody between February 2017 and June 2021, including at least 220,000 who spent more than 72 hours in custody.
“Patriots for America,” a conservative Christian militia, is intercepting migrant children in mid-Texas while Border Patrol and local authorities look on.
An alarming story of far-right activists waiting by the borderline in Arizona and intercepting unaccompanied migrant children.
Profiles Central American children who arrived at the border unaccompanied and are now trying to adjust to life and school in Montgomery County, in suburban Washington, DC.
Details ICE’s practice of holding migrant families and children under contractors’ custody in border-town hotels before expelling them under measures put in place due to COVID-19.
Over 3,000 unaccompanied children have been summarily expelled back to Mexico or Central America, with no way even to track what’s happened to them. Some first spend days in hotels guarded by unlicensed contractors.
Under cover of COVID-19 response, the Trump administration has been moving aggressively to deport unaccompanied children who are already in the system—in addition to those already being expelled at the border.