Hamed Aleaziz, BuzzFeed News, Sept. 8, 2020
"The Trump administration is considering changing a pandemic-related border policy to no longer quickly return unaccompanied immigrant children to four countries that require them to test negative for...
Vanessa Romo, NPR, June 26, 2020
"Citing the unrelenting spread of the coronavirus, a federal judge has ordered that all children currently held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody for more than 20 days must be released by July...
ICAP, May 5, 2020
"Georgetown Law’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection (ICAP) and Villanova Law Professor Leslie Book today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland challenging the intentional...
University of California Press
"Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America, by Philip G. Schrag
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“I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the...
Garance Burke, Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, Oct. 3, 2019
"[A] joint investigation by The Associated Press and FRONTLINE has found that the Trump administration has started shifting some of the caretaking of migrant children toward the private...
Coleen Long, Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke, Associated Press, Sept. 4, 2019
"Children separated during the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance policy” last year, many already distressed in their home countries or by their journey...
Brian Naylor, NPR, Aug. 21, 2019
"The Trump administration has announced it is ending a federal court agreement that limits how long migrant families with children can be detained.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan outlined the...
Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times, Aug. 15, 2019
"In a case that dramatized the plight of children detained at the border, a federal appeals court Thursday upheld an order requiring immigration authorities to provide minors with adequate food, water...
Jeremy Raff, The Atlantic, July 3, 2019
"Dolly Lucio Sevier evaluated dozens of sick children at a facility in South Texas. She found evidence of infection, malnutrition, and psychological trauma."
CLINIC, July 8, 2019
"Four young asylum seekers are suing the Department of Homeland Security saying that a new policy unlawfully limits their ability to seek asylum. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the asylum applicants...
DHS Inspector General, July 2, 2019
"... During our visits to five Border Patrol facilities in the Rio Grande Valley, we observed serious overcrowding of UACs and families, populations defined as “at-risk” in TEDS standards (see figures...
Miriam Jordan, New York Times, June 29, 2019
"A federal judge has ordered a mediator to move swiftly to improve health and sanitation at Border Patrol facilities in Texas, where observers reported migrant children were subject to filthy conditions...
Dave Simpson, Law360, June 28, 2019
"A California federal judge Friday gave the Trump administration two weeks to get living conditions for children being detained at border facilities up to snuff, following reports that kids there are malnourished...
Cedar Attanasio, Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press, June 21, 2019
"A 2-year-old boy locked in detention wants to be held all the time. A few girls, ages 10 to 15, say they’ve been doing their best to feed and soothe the clingy...
Helen Christophi, Courthouse News, June 18, 2019
"The Trump administration argued in front of a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday that the government is not required to give soap or toothbrushes to children apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border and can...