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.
Wilson should have been taken to a licensed shelter, with beds and showers. Instead, he was taken to an unfurnished, unlicensed office building.
At least seven districts have sent students with special needs to Shiloh Treatment Center in recent years.
Attorneys for immigrant children held at a troubled Texas shelter say kids continue to be forcibly drugged there despite a judge’s order.
Nine days before getting the new contract, defense contractor MVM was found to have housed migrant children in a vacant office building.
Separated families won a second chance to seek asylum under an agreement in federal court, but lawyers say the government has backed off its pledge.
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.