These Allegations of Child Abuse Against Customs and Border Protection Go On for Tens of Thousands of Pages
One boy said he was threatened with rape if he didn't behave. Several others were allegedly beaten while handcuffed.
New Trump regulation guts the Flores Agreement, which limited the amount of time children can be held in custody to 20 days.
The arrests are the result of a highly criticized information-sharing agreement in place since April 2018 between the Department of Homeland Security and the Health and Human Services department.
"We saw an empty dormitory that had been made up very nicely. We saw a cafeteria: empty. We saw an auditorium: empty"
“It’s a massive mismanagement of the children’s cases.”
The resignation comes after lawyers reported hundreds of children being held for days in a crowded, filthy Border Patrol facility.
The man allegedly tried to obtain sexually explicit material from the girl, who was under 14.
Once used to house workers from the Eagle Ford Shale oil fields, it will be converted to house up to 1,600 migrant children.
The acting DHS head suggested more funding could’ve prevented the deaths of five migrant children under the government’s watch since December.
Scott Lloyd was warned that separating families would harm migrant kids. He never told the Trump administration.
Until last fall, Lloyd served as the head of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is tasked with reuniting separated children.
“These children and their parents have experienced horrific, life-altering trauma that was intentionally inflicted on them by our government.”
The contractor running the shelter said all the children housed there should be heading to a parent or sponsor living within the U.S. by Jan. 15.