The contractor, MVM Inc., has claimed publicly that it does not operate “shelters or any other type of housing” for children.
New legal filings show immigrant children in U.S. custody are subdued with powerful psychiatric drugs.
At least seven districts have sent students with special needs to Shiloh Treatment Center in recent years.
If the teenage refugee wants to end her pregnancy, the government argues, she need only drop her immigration case and return home.
The ruling is the first test of a Trump administration policy of denying abortion access for immigrant minors in federally funded shelters.
“We are providing excellent care to the adolescent girl and her unborn child, who remain under our care until the mother’s release.”
The Office of Refugee Resettlement’s director reminded his staff that “the unborn child is a child in our care” and to make decisions accordingly.