US moves 249 migrant children from Texas facility after reports of poor conditions
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US moves 249 migrant children from Texas facility after reports of poor conditions

Nearly 250 migrant children who were held at a Customs and Border Protection facility in Clint, Texas, will be shifted into the Department of Health and Human Services’ shelter system by Tuesday following reports of poor conditions at the facility.”Last week ORR identified shelter space in its network for 249 (unaccompanied children) who were located at the CBP Clint Station facility—these children should now all be in HHS care as of Tuesday, June 25th,” HHS spokesperson Evelyn Stauffer said in a statement Monday. Continue reading

ICE’s Illegal Abuse of Teenagers Proves the Agency Is Beyond Reform
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ICE’s Illegal Abuse of Teenagers Proves the Agency Is Beyond Reform

A month earlier, she had fled to the United States from Guatemala with her 2-year-old son after gang members threatened to kill her. Because she was 17, immigration officials placed her and her son in the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which sent them to a shelter in New York. On this day—her 18th birthday—the staff instructed her to go to the office at 5 a.m. without her son. Continue reading