Tag Archives: Jailing Children

Pentagon Seeks Base Site to House 5,000 Migrant Children

The Defense Department is reviewing a number of military bases to find a location that can house up to 5,000 unaccompanied migrant children as the U.S. braces for a surge of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border this sp ...

U.S. reverses policy in move to speed release of migrant children

The Trump administration is reversing a controversial policy that required extensive background checks of all adults living with sponsors of migrant children, in a move that could lead to faster release of migrant minors ...

‘A Moral Disaster’: AP Reveals Scope of Migrant Kids Program

Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant toddlers, child ...

Death of Guatemalan toddler detained by ICE sparks $60 million legal claim

A Guatemalan toddler who died weeks after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border with her mother is at the center of a wrongful death claim that's seeking $60 million from the federal government. ...

Record numbers of migrant children are in US custody, hoping they won’t be forgotten

Juan has been detained in an unaccompanied child shelter for nearly a year, long enough to see the emotional impact prolonged confinement has on children. "They get depressed. They cut their skin," he told CNN by phone ...

A Damning New Memo Reveals How the Trump Administration Is Failing Migrant Children

The HHS inspector general report called attention to “serious safety and health vulnerabilities” at the Tornillo facility. KANYAKRIT VONGKIATKAJORNNOVEMBER 27, 2018 6:43 PM The Tornillo facility in Texas.US Department ...

Immigrant advocates slam video hearings for detained kids

The Trump administration says it is trying to speed up legal proceedings for some of the record 13,000 migrant children in federal custody by using video hearings to stream testimony from detained youths into courtrooms, ...

Lawyers File Motion To Stop Trump’s Attack On Immigrant Children

Lawyers say that new Trump administration regulations could keep immigrant children detained indefinitely in unlicensed facilities. ...

Even for Trump, There Is Such a Thing as Too Far

Over the past few weeks, on the campaign trail and at home in the White House, President Trump has made it clear that attacking immigrants is the main thrust of his midterm message. In 2016, his anti-immigrant campaign r ...

Migrant minor is held in adult detention facility for nearly a year after dental exam found he was likely 18

That changed when a dental exam showed an 85.8% probability that the young man was 18. At that point, the Office of Refugee Resettlement turned him over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which held him in Orange Co ...

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