The Trump Administration isn't just deporting migrant children, it's expelling them as part of a shadowy program run by a private and seemingly unqualified contractor that is imprisoning them in hotels. Such a jarring read via the great
Under a new policy, the Trump administration is not deporting children, which requires a formal hearing in immigration court. It is instead expelling them without a judge’s ruling & no access to social workers or lawyers, sometimes not even their family.
The U.S. has moved hundreds of children to a clandestine network of hotels ... under the watch of a private contractor not licensed to care for children ... where it is unclear which federal agency retains custody.
Extremely important story on what's happening to children who arrive in the US seeking asylum right now. It's not just the hotels, it's what happens after.
"Of the thousands of unaccompanied minors expelled under the health order, advocacy organizations said that they have only found about three dozen after months of searching" Amazing work by on DHS effectively disappearing migrant children
Thousands of migrant children — including babies — have been expelled by the Trump administration since March. Some have been held in hotels without access to lawyers or family. Advocates say many are now “virtually impossible” to find.
From "Children reported being held for weeks in hotel rooms by an unlicensed government contractor, with little ability to reach anyone outside." Check out the full article here: