family detention

People stand on side of road in front of trees holding signs; one reads "Shut Down Berks"

Despite losing its state child care license — and years of claims of abuses — an immigrant family detention center in Pennsylvania made room for more families


Advocates say the state is turning a blind eye to violations of state law by allowing the Berks County Residential Center to remain in operation.

Migrant children outside playing on a playground at Casa Combes, a shelter for migrant kids in Harlingen, Texas. Photographed on June 23, 2018.

The government faces deadlines to reunite migrant families. It’s unclear if it will meet them.

Girl in room with Mother's Day balloon in front of her face

This mother, already deported, doesn’t know if she’ll ever be reunited with the daughter taken from her at the US border

Sign in front of center

Why the Trump administration is asking the courts to remove safeguards for detaining migrant children

A mother is seen holding her child.

Trump’s new order on families at the border raises even more questions about what happens next for child migrants

An illustration of two children with there mother, hand pointing

These asylum-seekers are being forced to raise their kids in immigration ‘jails’


Even short-term stays in immigration detention can be harmful to children, say mental health experts. So why does the US government still hold young asylum-seekers?