New legal filings show immigrant children in U.S. custody are subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs.
Taxpayers have paid more than $1.5 billion to private companies operating shelters accused of serious lapses in care, including neglect and abuse.
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.
Lawmaker on center for immigrant kids: ‘We cannot allow this house of horrors to continue to operate’
Twenty-five children continue to be held at Shiloh Treatment Center, which has documented cases of child deaths and serial abuse.
Nearly a month ago, a judge ordered immigrant children removed from a troubled Texas facility and told the government to stop drugging them without consent. That hasn’t happened.
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.
Besides separation, trauma is triggered by other factors: limited phone calls, crowded cells, lack of information about family whereabouts.
A judge has OK’d a plan to reunite 366 children with their deported parents. But questions linger about whether reunifications will occur in the U.S.
Nearly 1,600 children have been reunited with their parents, the government reports. The parents of another 559 aren’t eligible for reunification.
More than a week after a judge ordered that immigrant children staying at the facility should be moved, more than two dozen children are still there.
“It shows you how disgraceful the place was, letting a man sleep with the girls,” says the woman, talking publicly for the first time.
Just as Texas stopped sending foster children to centers operated by one man, the U.S. government tossed him a new source of money: immigrant kids.
An attorney confirms reports that a child has died following release from a Texas immigrant detention center. ICE says it is looking into the case.