Influx of Guatemalans in AZ Overwhelms Detention Units

A sudden influx of Guatemalan families into Arizona has forced the government to release hundreds of parents and children over the past several days. Authorities have been dropping off busloads of families at church shelters and charities, some with ankle monitoring bracelets, others with little more than notices to appear in court.

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The Shadow World of Immigrant Youth Detention

An estimated 13,000 young people are being held at immigrant youth detention centers around the U.S.—trapped in a shadowy world that evokes the penal practices of Communist-era authoritarian governments like East Germany, according to attorneys and youth advocates.

Inspector General Faults Trump’s Family Separations

Migrant children separated from their parents under the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy often spent days in federal facilities designed for short-term use, according to the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) called on DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to quit.