After a second immigrant child died in U.S. custody, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced that Coast Guard medical personnel would be deployed to screen people crossing the Mexico border. Yamiche Alcindor speaks with Dr. Colleen Kraft, president of the American…
The government is expected to release 2,000 or so migrant children to designated sponsors in the coming days.
Hundreds of migrant children could be released from government custody as the Trump administration relaxes requirements for the adults sponsoring them. The shift was followed by an Associated Press report that some shelters house more than 1,000 children. Michelle Brane…
By Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press
Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant children in its care in detention centers and facilities packed with hundreds,…
By Joshua Barajas, Amna Nawaz
An emergency detention camp that opened this summer to help with an influx of migrant children was supposed to close after 30 days. But today, it remains open, and has become the largest shelter for migrant children, housing at least…
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Trump administration has chosen an Army base and an Air Force base, both in Texas, to house detained migrants swept up in the federal government's crackdown on illegal immigration, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
A defense official says the Pentagon has agreed to provide housing on military bases for up to 20,000 migrant children detained after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
By Nomaan Merchant, Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press
The Department of Justice asked a federal judge to change the rules regarding the detention of immigrant families who enter the country illegally, seeking permission to detain them for longer than 20 days in an effort to keep children with…
By Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson, Garance Burke, Associated Press
Multiple detainees say guards at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, stripped them of their clothes and strapped them to chairs with bags placed over their heads.
By Patty Gorena Morales, Joshua Barajas
It’s not immediately clear how Trump's policies are affecting children who arrive at the border alone, or those arrive with and are separated from their parents. But here's what we know about how minors are treated when they try to…
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