• New Holding Center for Migrant Children Opens in Texas

    A former oilfield worker camp off a dirt road in rural Texas has become the U.S. government’s newest holding center for detaining migrant children after they leave Border Patrol stations, where complaints of overcrowding and filthy conditions have sparked a worldwide outcry. Inside the wire fence that encircles the site are soccer fields, a giant […]

  • Migrant Kids Held in Ariz. Allege Sex Assault From US Agents

    The poor treatment of migrant children at the hands of U.S. border agents in recent months extends beyond Texas to include allegations of sexual assault and retaliation for protests, according to dozens of accounts by children held in Arizona collected by government case managers and obtained by NBC News. A 15-year-old girl from Honduras held in […]

  • Almost 300 migrant children removed from Texas facility described as ‘appalling’

    Almost 300 migrant children have been removed from unsanitary conditions in a border patrol facility in Texas following media reports of lawyers describing “appalling” and potentially dangerous conditions, Department of Homeland Security officials told NBC News. Lawyers who recently visited two Texas facilities holding migrant children described seeing young children and teenagers not being able to shower […]

  • GOP removes lawmaker’s remarks from the record after dispute over border deaths

    After a dispute over comments by Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., about the death of migrant children at the southern border during a heated budget hearing on Wednesday, Republicans voted to remove her remarks from the record. “This is more than a question of resources,” Underwood said during the House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the […]

  • Thousands of allegations of sexual misconduct against migrant children reported

    Thousands of allegations of sexual abuse, harassment or inappropriate sexual conduct against migrant children in U.S. custody were reported over a four year span to the government agency tasked with overseeing their care, according to documents released Tuesday by a Democratic lawmaker. The documents, provided by Rep. Ted Deutch’s office, show more than 4,550 allegations […]

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