Grassroots Leadership v. TDFPS
"In this suit, we determine whether the plaintiffs have standing to challenge a Department of Family and Protective Services licensing rule governing immigration detention centers. The court of appeals concluded that...
Anna Flagg, Julia Preston, June 16, 2022
"In cells built for adults, one-third are child migrants. Border authorities have resisted improving conditions for minors in crowded, freezing facilities."
National Center for Youth Law, Mar. 14, 2022
"On Friday, March 11, 2022, a federal judge held that unaccompanied children in federal immigration custody are entitled to greater constitutional protections than they are currently afforded when they...
NIJC, July 2, 2020
"A federal court has ruled that the failure of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers to consider less restrictive settings before transferring unaccompanied immigrant youth to ICE detention on their 18th birthdays...
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...
MALDEF, Apr. 18, 2020
"A federal court on Friday allowed two San Antonio residents, who are seeking to block a for-profit company from opening a controversial detention center for migrant children, to intervene in a lawsuit.
In February, MALDEF...
Cornell Law Prof. Ian M. Kysel writes:
"As the amicus briefs in the 9th circuit appeal in Flores rolled in, I wanted to flag one in particular on which I am co-counsel: an amicus brief by more than 125 legal scholars and non-governmental organizations...
University of California Press
"Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America, by Philip G. Schrag
About the Book
“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...
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."
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...