Garance Burke

U.S. Held a Record Number of Migrant Kids in Custody This Year
New government data shows an unprecedented 69,550 migrant children were held in U.S. government custody over the past year.
November 12, 2019
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Kids Caught in the Crackdown
FRONTLINE and The Associated Press investigate the mass confinement of migrant children.
November 12, 2019
Trump Admin Shifting to Privatize Migrant Child Detention
So far, the only for-profit company sheltering kids has former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on the board of its parent company. Kelly supported a policy to separate children from their families, which led to a surge in spending on detaining migrant babies, children and teens.
October 3, 2019
‘I Can’t Feel My Heart:’ Children Separated from Their Parents at US-Mexico Border Showed Increased Signs of Post-traumatic Stress, According to Watchdog Report
Concerns about the mental well-being of children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border are well-founded, a report from a government watchdog agency indicates. The report says the separated children have experienced problems including abandonment, guilt and worries about their parents’ well-being.
September 4, 2019
Claims: Migrant Children Molested in US-Funded Foster Care
Close to $200 million in legal claims from dozens of families separated at the border may be just the start of litigation; claims allege some children were sexually assaulted by other children after being sent to federally contracted foster care.
August 16, 2019