With Renewed Attention on the Border, These 8 Documentaries Illuminate U.S. Immigration Policies Involving Kids
These collected FRONTLINE documentaries chronicle the past decade of immigration policy in America and its varied impacts, offering context for the present moment.
March 31, 2021
This is the second time that Management and Training Corp. has lost a contract to run the facility at Willacy, amid allegations of poor conditions or treatment of detainees.
March 17, 2015
Prisoners at the Willacy County Correctional Institution had complained of abuse and squalid conditions for years before the uprising began.
February 25, 2015
People held in immigration detention centers still face challenges reporting sexual abuse and assault, sometimes because the government deports them before an investigation is completed, a government watchdog report found.
November 20, 2013
The number of deportation cases is the highest it's been in 15 years.
April 22, 2013
But the U.S. has already spent billions — and according to a recent GAO report, we don't know whether it's making a difference.
April 16, 2013
It was due to budget reasons, Director John Morton told Congress today.
March 19, 2013
Their plan includes a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, "contingent" upon success in securing borders.
January 28, 2013
Immigrants detained in facilities run by the Homeland Security department are a step closer to having the same protections from abuse as other inmates in the U.S., nearly a year after a government investigation found troubling allegations of sexual abuse in some facilities.
December 6, 2012
After abuses were uncovered, the Obama administration called for an overhaul of the immigrant detention system. But how much has changed?
October 22, 2012
The news comes as Obama is courting Latino voters in his re-election bid.
June 7, 2012