New Report Reveals Some Migrant Children Detained In Jail-Like ‘Secure’ Facilities

Nicole Rojas
Dec 10, 2019 - 6:47
Migrant children's "secure" facility

The U.S. government has failed to uniformly pursue “prompt and continuous efforts” to unify unaccompanied migrant children with family, a newly released report by the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) has revealed. The organization worked with researchers from Stanford University to analyze federal data as part of oversight into the Flores Agreement, a 1997 settlement that established policy for the detention and treatment of immigrant minors in government custody. Thereport, which was shared with members of Congress on December 9, found that...

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