Detention centers on the border are notorious for being "black boxes," and outside monitoring is rare.
Federal statute protects the most basic of children's rights—but advocates say the government is still trying to find loopholes.
We now know of six children who died after spending time in government custody in the last eight months. Advocates and politicians have raised the alarm that there could be more.
The government is keeping children in rudimentary detention facilities for extended periods of time, in the care of agents who are not trained to recognize when children are ill.
Without action from the president or Congress, DACA is unlikely to survive through the end of the year.
Two recent deaths have renewed questions about whether or not the government can adequately care for minors in its custody.
The number of people arrested crossing the southern border skyrocketed last month, according to new statistics. But what's happening is more complicated than the numbers show.
Colleen Kraft repeatedly warned the government that migrant children were in danger during her year as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Her worst fears were realized when two children died in government custody at the end of her term.
Advocates estimate there are dozens of similar cases of immigrant parents separated from their children who have American citizenship.
Social science (and history) shows that repealing birthright citizenship is rarely an effective solution for an overburdened nation.
Unprepared for the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy, overwhelmed border officials illegally detained children in unfit facilities, among other failures.
A redacted memo released on Tuesday outlines the administration's "zero-tolerance" policy, which ensured that every adult apprehended crossing the border would be detained and prosecuted.
High-ranking officials said on Tuesday that they did not feel qualified to speak on the growing mountain of warnings that detention could be permanently harming children.
The consequences of family separation will likely be lifelong. What we are seeing now is only the beginning.
The review was ordered after teenagers described being shackled, beaten, and stripped naked at the facility.
After a year of battle in the courts, young immigrants fear that their protection from deportation could soon end.
Most likely, a federal judge will just extend the deadline.
A progress reports shows that hundreds of migrant parents whose children remain in United States shelters may have been deported.
Immigration officials provided a litany of reasons as to why the remaining 46 children were ineligible for reunification.
The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it will release reunited migrant families with ankle bracelet monitoring, backing off from efforts to detain them indefinitely.