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US held nearly 70,000 migrant kids in custody in 2019

The U.S. government had nearly 70,000 migrant children in custody this year, a record number of infants, children and teens at risk for trauma that can cause ongoing physical and …


‘Children should not be detained:’ Homestead center violating rights, Amnesty says

Citing what it calls a slew of human-rights violations, Amnesty International is calling on the U.S. government to shut down the Homestead detention center before children in Miami-Dade start school …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

Government moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

A Texas congresswoman says the federal government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station near El Paso following reports that more than 300 children were …


Border Patrol expands fingerprinting of migrant children

U.S. border authorities say they’ve started to increase the biometric data they take from children 13 years old and younger, including fingerprints, despite privacy concerns and government policy intended to …


Nearly 6,000 abuse complaints at migrant children shelters

Thousands of accusations of sexual abuse and harassment of migrant children in government-funded shelters were made over the past four years, including scores directed against adult staff members, according to …


UPDATED: Fri., July 27, 2018

Judge credits, faults administration on family reunification

A federal judge commended the Trump administration for reunifying families in its custody with their children after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, while faulting it for leaving hundreds of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018

Immigrants await word on when they be reunited with children

Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of families at the border, federal authorities Friday cast about for jail space to detain them together, leaving …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018

First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center

Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018

Two airlines ask U.S. not to put migrant children on flights

American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to use their flights to carry migrant children who have been separated from their parents.