The government is expected to release 2,000 or so migrant children to designated sponsors in the coming days.
By Joshua Barajas
The Trump administration policy required fingerprinting for all adults living in a household where a migrant child would live. Parents and other sponsors have said the fingerprinting rule had slowed placement of children in homes, in part because some members…
By Colleen Long, Associated Press
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 Joshua Barajas, Amna Nawaz
More than 2,300 teens are being held at the remote tent city in Tornillo, Texas, which opened in June. Lawmakers on Thursday called for stricter background checks, more mental health support and a public hearing to further investigate problems.
By Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke, Associated Press
By Frank Bajak, Associated Press
Earlier this year, the federal agency tasked with caring for asylum-seeking children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border officially took on a new, little heralded role: helping to deport relatives of the young migrants.
The number of unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody have reached their highest levels ever, according to government figures. According to one report, the number has grown five-fold in the last year. What does the staggering increase mean for the…
By Patty Gorena Morales
There are a number of issues with the government's program for unaccompanied migrant children, according to senators on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs investigations subcommittee. Here's a look at four of them.
Claims of severe physical and psychological abuse of immigrant teenagers at a juvenile detention facility near Staunton, Virginia, has prompted Gov. Ralph Northam to launch an investigation, hours after they were reported by the Associated Press. John Yang talks with…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
Minors who enter the United States alone and without proper documents face a circuitous path when seeking relief after they are stopped and detained by U.S. immigration officials.
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