Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion to private companies operating shelters accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and abuse.
Aura Bogado is a reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, covering immigration. Previously, she was a staff writer at Grist, where she wrote about the intersection of race and the environment. She also was the news editor at Colorlines and a writer for The Nation. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The American Prospect, Mother Jones and a variety of other publications. She holds a bachelor's degree in American studies from Yale University, as well as a certificate in indigenous peoples rights and policy from Columbia University. Bogado is based in Reveal’s Emeryville, California, office.
The president blames family separation on Democrats. But an ICE lawyer gave another reason during a closed meeting with immigration attorneys.
Two teens fleeing violence in war-torn countries sought asylum in the U.S. A Texas dentist’s report helped ICE send them to adult detention centers.
ICE’s handbook says agents can order exams of immigrant kids to determine age “as a last resort.” That rule isn’t always followed, advocates say.
Putting an end to honoring detainers filed by ICE is a cornerstone of California’s sanctuary law. But DOJ’s new lawsuit doesn’t challenge that.
Of the ways they could have received green cards, family reunification, dubbed “chain migration” by President Donald Trump, is most likely.
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