The number of immigrant children held in federally contracted shelters reached record levels last year, leading to lawsuits over the Trump administration’s treatment of minors.
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Migrant Children in Custody: The Long Battle for Protection

Producer: Sarah Weiser
Associate Producer: Noah Madoff
As criticism about the Trump Administration’s treatment and detention of migrant children persists, we explore the origins of the Flores Settlement, a decades-old agreement reached in a federal lawsuit over the physical and emotional harm done to children held in jail-like settings.

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