Kids on the Line: An investigation into the contractors behind family separation

Number 28232
Subject Immigration
Source Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
State
Year 2018
Publication Date June - November 2018
Summary As the U.S. government’s family separation policy played out in real time, Reveal’s investigation uncovered major problems with the contractors tasked with caring for immigrant children, including a defense company holding immigrant children in unlicensed facilities -- vacant office buildings in Phoenix without yards, showers or kitchens -- and a Texas shelter drugging immigrant children without their consent.
Category Contest Entry
Pages
Keywords Reveal, immigration, family separation, contractors, border, Phoenix, Texas, children, immigrants, government
Related Links https://www.revealnews.org/article/defense-contractor-detained-migrant-kids-in-vacant-phoenix-office-building/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/article/migrant-children-sent-to-shelters-with-histories-of-abuse-allegations/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/article/when-a-child-is-taken-from-a-parent/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/blog/immigrant-children-forcibly-injected-with-drugs-lawsuit-claims/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/article/federal-agency-sent-immigrant-kids-to-dangerous-youth-facility-despite-serious-warning-signs/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/blog/after-reveal-investigation-officials-call-for-closure-of-phoenix-child-detention-facility/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/blog/the-government-wont-release-records-on-housing-migrant-children-so-we-sued/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/blog/a-judge-ordered-immigrant-children-removed-from-troubled-texas-facility-theyre-still-there/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/article/shiloh-had-a-history-of-death-and-drugging-texas-schools-keep-sending-students-there/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/ripped-apart-families-separated-at-the-border/ ; https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/when-they-took-my-son/ ; https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/investigation-finds-government-contractor-violated-policy-while-transporting-immigrant-children
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