Children at Immigration Detention Center Living in Psychologically Damaging Conditions

Nicole Rojas
Jun 6, 2019 - 5:00

Lawyers have filed a lengthy document that records the “prison-like” environment in which migrant children are living at a Homestead, Florida detention center for unaccompanied minors. Migrant children were described as living in desperate and psychologically damaging conditions. A group of lawyers spoke with unaccompanied minors who are being held at the secretive detention center, which currently houses 2,350 children and continues to grow. The children told lawyers that they were so distressed that they resorted to harming themselves. “I interviewed many children that were in such distress that they cut themselves,” attorney Neha Desai told

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