The government is expanding its use of shelters to house migrant children, even as it faces scrutiny for inhumane conditions at existing facilities.
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.
Reveal previously reported that the government is housing unaccompanied children in secret facilities without the knowledge of their attorneys.
A Reveal investigation finds the resettlement agency relies on clandestine shelters to hold unaccompanied minors.
We’re seeking details on defense contractor MVM, which held migrant children overnight in an unlicensed vacant office building in Phoenix.
Wilson should have been taken to a licensed shelter, with beds and showers. Instead, he was taken to an unfurnished, unlicensed office building.
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.
Eliseo Cárdenas Zetina disappeared after trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border in 2008. His five children had held out hope that he was still alive.
Reveal found a second Phoenix office building where MVM Inc. detained immigrant children. An insurance executive says they washed in bathroom sinks.
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